The AAUP-CBC supports unionization as the most effective means for academic employees to protect shared governance and academic freedom, to uphold professional standards and values, and to promote higher education as an investment in our common future.

  • Our survey includes data on over 375,000 full-time faculty, making it the largest independent faculty compensation survey in the US. This year, for the first time, the survey includes data about faculty in part-time positions.

  • Through the One Faculty campaign, AAUP staff, leaders, and members are working together to develop tools that faculty can use on our campuses to gain concrete improvements in job security and working conditions for faculty on contingent appointments.


This week, Emerson Los Angeles Faculty (ELAF-AAUP) voted to ratify its first union contract, securing significant gains for part-time faculty members. “This is a momentous step for our contingent faculty,” said Jennifer Vandever, interim president of ELAF-AAUP and longtime professor at Emerson College Los Angeles (ELA), “Faculty working conditions are student learning conditions and we see this as a win for our students as well."

Over the Labor Day weekend, the administration of Long Island University (LIU) announced an unprecedented lockout of all 400 members of its Brooklyn campus faculty union in the midst of ongoing contract negotiations. The AAUP deplores this action and supports the right of the LIU Brooklyn faculty to collectively bargain in good faith with its administration.

Hofstra-AAUP faculty reached a tentative agreement on a contract for over 700 faculty, avoiding a strike and marking significant gains for adjunct faculty members.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

Thu, 09/29/2016  |  Inside Higher Ed
Wed, 09/28/2016  |  The Fordham Ram
Tue, 09/27/2016  |  Portland State Vanguard
Thu, 09/22/2016  |  Berkeley Beacon
Wed, 09/21/2016  |  The North Wind: Northern Michigan University
Tue, 09/20/2016  |  Iowa City Press-Citizen
Mon, 09/19/2016  |  Chemical & Engineering News
Mon, 09/12/2016  |  Dayton Business Journal
Wed, 09/07/2016  |  Quad City Times
Wed, 08/31/2016  |  Hofstra Chronicle

Strike Solidarity

AAUP-CBC chair Howard Bunsis, on the picket line with striking contingent faculty members of the AAUP/IFT/AFT chapter at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, talks about why listening to the faculty voice benefits students and the university as a whole.

Summer Institute

AAUP members come together each summer for an intensive, four-day Summer Institute.