AAUP at Emory University

Founded 100 years ago, the American Association of University Professors is the organization that helped institute the principles of faculty governance that have made U.S. colleges and universities among the very best in the world. But now with the increasing corporatization of the university, these principles are under fire.

By becoming a member of AAUP, you will be part of a national movement with this mission:

  • to advance academic freedom and shared governance;
  • to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education;
  • to promote the economic security of faculty, academic professionals, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education;
  • to help the higher education community organize to make our goals a reality; and
  • to ensure higher education’s contribution to the common good.

To join the national organization and become a member of our local chapter go here.

Whether or not you are an AAUP member, our Emory Chapter is here to serve your needs. If you are experiencing difficulties related to AAUP’s mission, please contact us for assistance.  See the about page for links to executive committee members.

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National AAUP Endorses Call for Suspending Cuts Pending Review

The national office of the American Association of University Professors has sent a letter to Emory University President James Wagner supporting our local chapter’s call for the administration to suspend implementation of the cuts to programs and departments (which were announced September 14) pending substantive faculty review. After noting the many ways in which the faculty were not given “adequate opportunity to exercise its primary responsibilities in this matter,” the letter closes as follows:

We share the Emory AAUP chapter’s concerns that adequate standards of academic governance have not been met in the administration’s actions to close programs. Further, we are troubled that long-serving faculty members appear not to have been afforded the due process protections that, under our standards, should be accorded those who have exceeded the maximum probationary period. We support the chapter’s call for a substantive faculty review of the process and resulting decisions and for the suspension of any implementation of the closures pending such a review.

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Here is a link to a pdf of the letter from national AAUP

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The  purpose of the American Association of University Professors is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education’s contribution to the common good. The Emory University chapter is deeply committed to furthering these aims.

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