The AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress is the umbrella organization for unionized AAUP chapters. We promote organizing among tenure-line and contingent faculty, academic professionals, and graduate employees and provide support to member chapters as they work to protect shared governance and academic freedom, to uphold professional standards and values, and to promote quality higher education.

  • The new issue of Academe focuses on a profession that increasingly finds itself "in the crosshairs." Articles address recent and historical instances of targeted harassment of faculty, the obligations of tenure-track faculty toward colleagues on contingent appointments, and the suppression of a course scrutinizing collegiate athletics.

  • This issue of the Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors features academic freedom and tenure investigative reports, a report on the independence of student media, updated policy statements on collective bargaining and collegiality, annual reports, and other business documents.

  • Our 2016–17 Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, based on the largest independent faculty compensation survey in the United States, includes comparisons by rank and information on gender-based disparity, administrative pay, regional variation, and part-time faculty.

  • Welcome to our newest collective bargaining chapter! About fifty faculty will now be represented.

  • The AAUP works toward a reality in which institutions of higher education are conducted for the common good. We believe that faculty play an important role in a free society and that academic freedom requires and supports a democracy that thrives on dissent, critical inquiry, free speech, and free research. 

  • 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.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC Updates

Yesterday the AAUP joined with the American Council on Education and other higher ed groups in an amicus brief to the US Supreme Court opposing Trump’s travel ban. The brief argues that people from the six countries identified in the ban should not be barred or deterred from entering the United States and contributing to our colleges and universities.

Today the Arizona Court of Appeals rejected attempts by a “free market” legal foundation to use public records requests to compel faculty members to release emails related to their climate research.

The AAUP signed on to a September 12 letter to congressional leaders urging them to pass legislation that would offer permanent protection to individuals currently participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Over seventy-five associations joined the community letter, initiated by the American Council on Education following the Trump administration's decision to rescind the policy that enabled nearly 800,000 individuals to receive temporary protection through the DACA program.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

Mon, 09/11/2017  |  Inside Higher Ed
Sun, 09/10/2017  |  Daily Targum
Fri, 09/08/2017  |  Elon News Network
Thu, 09/07/2017  |  Inside Higher Ed
Thu, 09/07/2017  |  Politico Morning Education
Thu, 09/07/2017  |  Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Wed, 09/06/2017  |  WMU-AAUP Blog
Tue, 09/05/2017  |  Rider News
Fri, 09/01/2017  |  Tampa Bay Times
Wed, 08/30/2017  |  Inside Higher Ed

How-Tos and Resources

Need to learn more about bargaining, strike preparation, or chapter administration? We offer members of AAUP-CBC chapters how-tos and resources on these topics and more. 

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Summer Institute

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