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.

  • The AAUP will hold its Shared Governance Conference and Workshops September 30-October 2, 2016, in Washington, DC. Register now.

  • 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.


The National Labor Relations Board found today that student assistants working at private institutions are statutory employees with the right to unionize under the National Labor Relations Act. The  AAUP had filed an amicus brief in this case. "Graduate employees deserve a seat at the table and a voice in higher education. Collective bargaining can provide that," says Howard Bunsis, chair of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress.

The AAUP Foundation Board has approved funds to cover registration fees for up to six faculty members to attend the AAUP Shared Governance Conference and Workshops, with preference given to candidates who are likely to broaden the diversity of shared governance on their campuses. The conference will be held in Washington, DC, September 30-October 2, and applications for funding are due by September 15.

The AAUP celebrates the University of Northern Iowa's faculty union and administration accord on salary equity.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

Wed, 08/31/2016  |  Long Island Newsday
Wed, 08/31/2016  |  Physics World
Wed, 08/31/2016  |  The Daily Iowan
Tue, 08/30/2016  |  CTNewsJunkie
Thu, 08/25/2016  |  Fort Collins Coloradoan
Wed, 08/24/2016  |  Inside Higher Ed
Sun, 08/14/2016  |  Cincinnati Enquirer
Fri, 08/12/2016  |  Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
Fri, 08/12/2016  |  Iowa City Press-Citizen

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.