¤ Academic Freedom & Tenure
Advises and assists faculty members
Develops policy statements and professional
Investigates violations and publishes reports that may
lead to censure
Advocates collegial governance and a faculty role in
Participates in friend-of-the-court briefs on issues
significant to higher education
Advises faculty and attorneys on higher education
Provides expertise in higher education collective
¤ Government Relations
Monitors state and federal legislation
Alerts faculty members about relevant legislative
Provides a faculty-oriented perspective on higher
Conducts lobbying training workshops
Assists chapters and conferences to strengthen their
own legislative programs
¤ AAUP Collective Bargaining
Supports the faculty right to unionize
Secures the role of collegial governance
Negotiates contracts to protect academic freedom,
economic and professional interests
- training workshops in contract negotiation
- political and communications strategies
- membership development
¤ Funds Administered by AAUP
Academic Freedom Fund
Legal Defense Fund
¤ Research & Data Analysis
Annual faculty salary survey
Individual institutional salary data
Part-time and non-tenure-track data
Gender-based research data
¤ Publications & Brochures
Academe, AAUP's bimonthly journal
AAUP Policy Documents & Reports
Footnotes, fall semester newspaper
Professors on the Hill: An AAUP Guide to Lobbying
Statelines, newsletter of the Assembly of State
CBC Newsletter, issued by the Collective Bargaining
Defending Tenure: A Guide for Friends of Academic
- Why Join AAUP?
- Non-Tenure-Track and Part-Time Faculty:
Guidelines for Good Practice
- Committee W on the Status of Women in the
- AAUP Works for Community Colleges
- AAUP & Graduate Students
- AAUP Membership Benefits
- The AAUP & Research Institutions
¤ Meetings & Conferences
Annual Meeting -- June
Summer Institute -- July/August
Collective Bargaining Congress Semi-Annual Meetings
-- June, December
Assembly of State Conferences -- June
ASC-CBC Regional Leadership Training Workshops
Member Benefits Programs
A subscription to Academe
A special introductory rate to the Chronicle of Higher
Professional liability insurance
Group term life insurance
Catastrophic medical expense plan
Long-term health care
Hospital indemnity insurance
Affinity credit card
Active AAUP membership is open to teaching faculty,
researchers, librarians, and academic professionals
Other AAUP memberships are open to graduate
students, administrators, and supporters of higher
All AAUP membeers receive a subscription to Academe, the Association's bimonthly journal, which explores topics such as distance learning and intellectual property, governance, and the appointment of part-time and non-tenure-track faculty members.
Full-Time: Teacher/researcher or similar academic appointment at an accredited college or university.
Entrant: Nontenured faculty, new to AAUP for up to 7 years. Entrant I: First 4 years of membership at 1/2 dues. Entrant II: 5th to 7th year at 3/4 dues.
Part-Time: Faculty receiving no more than 50% of the salary of a full-time faculty member.
Associate: Primarily administrative responsibilities.
Joint: Spouse of member in full-time category.
Graduate: Persons enrolled as graduate students at an institution; 5 year limit.
Public: Public supporters not eligible for any of the above categories.
Annual National and State Dues for Kansas Members
More than 450 colleges and universities have active AAUP chapters. Institutions with seven or more national members may form campus-based chapters.
The Assembly of State Conferences, the national coalition of AAUP state organizations, advances the work of state conferences through leadership training, regional meetings, grants and scholarships, and membership development.
Services to Chapters and State Conferences
The AAUP offers advice and assistance, including legal analysis, to chapters and conferences. Among AAUP services are:
Two summer institutes:
The Collective Bargaining Institute
The Leadership Training Institute
Financial data analyses:
analysis of fringe benefits
IRS 990 forms
Faculty handbook reviews
State and campus visits by officers and staff
Legislative analysis and strategy consultation
Collective Bargaining Congress
The Collective Bargaining Congress, the national coalition of AAUP collective bargaining chapters, provides support to collective bargaining chapters through grants, workshops, leadership training at the Summer Institute, and membership development.