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.

  • Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the AAUP's Shared Governance Conference and Workshops, to be held September 30-October 2, 2016, in Washington, DC. For details, see the call for proposals.

  • 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.


In Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (Fisher II) the US Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the University of Texas at Austin’s affirmative action program. The AAUP had joined an amicus brief in this case, supporting affirmative action.

AAUP Assembly of State Conferences (ASC) elections were conducted on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at the AAUP annual meeting in Washington, DC. State conference delegates elected the new ASC officers, who will serve two- or three-year terms ending in June 2018 or 2019.

AAUP-CBC elections were conducted on Friday, June 17th, 2016, in conjunction with the AAUP-CBC annual meeting in Washington, DC. Members elected to office will serve two-year terms ending in June 2018.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

Fri, 07/29/2016  |  Inside Higher Ed
Thu, 07/14/2016  |  Inside Higher Ed
Thu, 07/14/2016  |  Cedar Rapids Gazette
Fri, 07/01/2016  |  Lexington Herald Leader
Thu, 06/30/2016  |  Christianity Today
Wed, 06/29/2016  |  Rutland Herald
Tue, 06/28/2016  |  Inside Higher Ed
Fri, 06/24/2016  |  Union News Daily
Mon, 06/20/2016  |  Inside Higher Ed

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.