American Association of University Professors

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AAUP Frequently asked questions

 

WHAT IS THE AAUP?

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is the only national professional voice and advocate for faculty rights and interests, especially in the areas of academic freedom, tenure, due process, and shared governance. By defending professional standards in these areas, the AAUP benefits all college and university faculty, AAUP members and non-members alike. The AAUP's ability to effectively represent and defend faculty interests depends on the support and active participation of as many faculty as possible on local, state, and national levels. Membership is open to both tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty, including teaching assistants, and administrators may join as associate members.

WHAT DOES THE AAUP DO AT ISU?