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.

  • 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

The AAUP released a new document with responses to frequently asked questions about inspections of electronic devices by US border patrol officers.

The AAUP submitted an amicus brief in support of faculty members who have been subjected to intrusive public records requests for e-mails related to their climate-science research. 

In a victory for academic freedom, the administration of Trinity College in Connecticut acknowledged today that Professor Johnny Williams’s social media posts “were protected by academic freedom and did not violate Trinity College policies.”

The AAUP urges the American Bar Association to reject proposed weakening of accreditation standards.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

Mon, 08/14/2017  |  Inside Higher Ed
Mon, 08/14/2017  |  New York Times
Mon, 08/14/2017  |  Inside Higher Ed
Sun, 08/13/2017  |  Seattle Times
Wed, 08/09/2017  |  Chicago Tribune
Mon, 08/07/2017  |  Inside Higher Ed
Fri, 08/04/2017  |  Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting
Tue, 08/01/2017  |  Hartford Courant

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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