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  • Informal Glossary of AAUP Terms and Abbreviations | AAUP
    and immediate past chair of the AAUP CBC d the former Presidents of the Association for a period of three years immediately following their term as President and e twenty eight directly elected members who shall be elected in even numbered years in the manner provided in Article V to serve for four year terms which expire at the close of the last session of the Annual Meeting following the election of their successors or if a meeting of the Council is held after and in connection with the Annual Meeting at the close of the last session of the Council If the chair of the Assembly of State Conferences or the chair of the AAUP CBC is reelected to his or her respective office the immediate past chair shall remain a full member of Council no more than five years from the time he or she was elected and shall remain one additional year as a non voting member Due Process Academic Refers to procedures designed to resolve personnel issues in a clear fair and orderly manner For example under AAUP standards due process consists of a grievance appeals policy that permits faculty members to present their concerns to an elected faculty committee with the complaining faculty member carrying the burden of proof It also consists of a hearing procedure for severe sanctions where the administration has the burden of demonstrating adequacy of cause for its proposed action The process that is due to a faculty member depends on the circumstances of the individual s situation Broadly academic due process comprises two elements 1 adjudicative hearings of record before an elected faculty body for severe sanctions where the administration bears the burden of demonstrating adequacy of cause and 2 a grievance appeals policy that permits faculty members to present their concerns to an elected committee of peers with the complaining faculty member carrying the burden of proof Department of Chapter and Conference Services The department maintains regular contact with AAUP chapters provides support and guidance to members chapters and state conferences and advises chapters on day to day business issues Department of Organizing Supports member activity and development of both advocacy and collective bargaining chapters National Department of Organizing staff help AAUP members to organize collectively and to take an active role in the future of their profession and institution Formerly known as the Department of Organizing and Services Entrant AAUP membership category open to nontenured faculty who are either new AAUP members or new to a full time appointment Entrant members receive a discounted rate on their national dues for up to four years Applies only to members paying dues via a collective bargaining chapter Executive Committee Consists of the president the first and second vice presidents the secretary treasurer the immediate past president the chairs of the ASC and the AAUP CBC and four Council members elected for renewable one year terms The Association s Constitution provides that between meetings of the Council the executive committee may exercise such powers as the Council has delegated to it and under unforeseen exigencies exercise other powers subject to prior authorization of the Council The executive committee shall meet at least two times a year with additional meetings to be called as necessary by the president or by a majority of the committee Executive Director As the organization s chief executive officer the executive director is responsible for the operation of the AAUP s national office and is accountable to the Council and the executive committee Formerly known as the general secretary Faculty Compensation Survey Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession The AAUP s comprehensive and comparative report on full time faculty compensation at public and private institutions across the country Results are published annually in the March April issue of Academe See Academe Faculty Handbook This document sets forth the policies procedures and guidelines governing a college or university s operation It includes official institutional regulations under which professors work and enumerates the rights and obligations of the faculty Handbooks typically define among other things institutional governance structures appointment and advancement procedures and grievance procedures In some states faculty handbooks may be enforceable employment contracts between individual professors and the institution The AAUP publishes a guide on each state s treatment of faculty handbooks Fair Share See Agency Fee Fee Payer Individuals who do not belong to the union that represents them in bargaining but who live in a state or work for an institution in which they must pay a fair share or agency fee see Agency Fee Fee payers often pay the full amount of the dues unless they object to doing so in which case they are assessed only for chargeables the expenses of collective bargaining grievance handling and contract administration Field Staff Staff employed by local AAUP chapters or state conferences and who are typically based at local AAUP campus chapters or in state offices Friedrichs v California Teachers Association In January 2016 the Supreme Court heard oral arguments this case which threatens to reverse decades old decisions allowing for the collection of agency fees from public employees The AAUP supports the right of unions to charge agency fees also known as fair share These fees ensure that nonmembers help pay for the costs of the representation that the union provides to all Even if bargaining unit members choose not to join as full members they are represented by the union and benefit from the contract it negotiates In higher education strong unions help protect academic freedom and shared governance limit contingency and promote economic security for faculty and quality education for students General Secretary Former name for the AAUP Executive Director See Executive Director Governance of the AAUP The AAUP s activities are guided by its elected governing bodies These include the Council and the executive committee of the Council The Association also has some fifteen national standing committees a dozen AAUP business committees and a number of advisory bodies GR

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  • Financial Crisis FAQs | AAUP
    institutions terminate faculty appointments by eliminating programs and departments for reasons other than financial exigency 13 Where can I find sample faculty handbook policies on financial exigency that comport with AAUP recommended standards Legal Considerations 1 Can my school legally furlough me or lay me off during these financially hard times 2 Our university president isn t mandating furloughs yet but he has asked faculty members to take two days off this month voluntarily Is this OK 3 If it is legal to furlough me can my university furlough me just for a day For half a day For an entire semester 4 I teach at a unionized public university The state is in the process of passing a law stating that all state employees will be furloughed for two days per month regardless of preexisting contracts Is that constitutional 5 What type of notice and hearing is required before I am furloughed 6 What factors may be used in determining financial exigency 7 Have courts recognized the connection between protecting tenure and limiting declarations of financial exigency 8 My school s bylaws and faculty handbook do not mention financial exigency as a possible grounds for termination but the school has invoked it anyway Is that legal 9 How much notice should an administration provide a faculty member whose position will be terminated for financial exigency 10 My position was terminated as a result of a program elimination and I protested The university officials who made the program elimination decisions were same the ones who judged my hearing Is that legal 11 I was told that at my termination hearing I didn t have legal rights like the right to an attorney the right to cross examine witnesses the right to present evidence or the right to a written record of the hearing Is that accurate 12 I am a tenured faculty member at a public institution What are my constitutional rights with respect to continued employment 13 I think that my institution might be using financial exigency as a cover for getting rid of a number of older faculty members Could we have a claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ADEA 14 My position has just been terminated I cannot get health insurance through my spouse so the only way I can retain it is through COBRA which is so expensive is there any assistance available 15 My institution has offered early retirement or tenure buyouts if I accept will I be taxed on the buyout amount 16 Does the AAUP provide legal assistance or a list of recommended lawyers 17 I am a contingent faculty member and because of the economy I have not been offered any courses this term Am I entitled to unemployment benefits Understanding Institutional Finances 1 What role can faculty play in institutional financial decisions 2 How can I get data on institutional finances 3 What should I know about getting data on public colleges and universities 4 What should I know

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  • Call for Papers | AAUP
    do these relationships require us to reconsider the philosophical and or political foundations of the concept And how is academic freedom experienced or not by faculty and administrators involved in these largely uncharted waters We seek thorough and nuanced articulations of the ramifications for traditional notions of academic freedom when universities pursue collaborations with institutions situated in non democratic countries We also encourage treatments of the global university more generally Potential questions to explore include To what extent is academic freedom a concept dependent on the emergence of the nation state and the existence of a liberal consensus What challenges has the concept faced under the neoliberal and transnational conditions of the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries How did the end of the Cold War affect the concept How is the apparent resurrection of the Cold War affecting it now While the potential consequences for academic freedom in collaborations with authoritarian governments may seem obvious if in need of thorough articulation and exploration how might the increasingly global aspirations of the university impact academic freedom even when the countries involved are all at least nominally democratic How has the pursuit of international students affected university governance with what reverberations for the academic freedom of faculty How has the teaching of international students raised issues related to academic freedom How is the already vexed notion of civility further complicated by intercultural and international contexts and with what potential consequences for freedom of inquiry and expression In addition to the issues raised by globalization we are interested in articles that address other major challenges to traditional notions of academic freedom how does the existence of a new faculty majority lacking access to tenure and thus arguably to academic freedom put pressure on the concept itself How are we to define

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/reports-publications/journal-academic-freedom/call-papers (2016-02-13)
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  • 2016 AAUP Annual Conference | AAUP
    Events AAUP Annual Conference Hotel Information Delegate Forms Governance Conference Past Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter Presenter Information Dec 7 Proposals due Jan 20 Acceptance rejection notification March 15 Deadline for presenters to register April 15 Presentation time slot notification 2016 AAUP Annual Conference The AAUP s Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education includes panel presentations plenary speakers lobbying and the annual business meetings of the AAUP As we move into our second century we will focus on racial social and labor justice in higher education REGISTER HERE Preliminary Conference Schedule Capitol Hill Day Orientation Wednesday June 15 4 6 pm Capitol Hill Day Lobbying Thursday June 16 10 am 4 30 pm Capitol Hill Reception Thursday June 16 4 6 pm AAUP CBC Cash Bar Reception Thursday June 16 5 30 6 30 pm Orientation for new AAUP CBC Delegates Thursday June 16 5 45 6 45 pm Higher Education Conference Thursday June 16 and Friday June 17 9 am 6 pm AAUP Executive Committee meeting Thursday June 16 1 4 30 pm AAUP CBC Executive Committee and business meeting Thursday June 16 8 10 pm Friday Plenary Lunch Friday June 17 12 1 45 pm separate fee Networking reception and cash bar Friday June 17 6 7 30 pm AAUP Council Session I Friday June 17 2 6 30 pm Assembly of State Conferences Executive Committee and business meeting Friday June 17 7 9 30 pm 102nd Annual Meeting Saturday June 18 9 11 45 am and 2 5 pm Awards and recognition luncheon Saturday June 18 noon 1 45 pm separate fee Saturday night cash bar reception Saturday June 18 5 6 pm Saturday Plenary banquet Saturday June 18 6 8 pm separate fee AAUP Council Session II Sunday

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/event/2016-aaup-annual-conference (2016-02-13)
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  • January-February 2016 | AAUP
    Academe Economic Status Report Compensation Survey Bulletin of the AAUP The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home Current Issue Previous Issues Contact Advertising Submissions Subscriptions Check out the current issue Visit the Academe Blog The Academe Blog is an extension of the magazine exploring a wide range of topics including academic freedom governance of colleges and universities working conditions and more AAUP Redbook The eleventh edition of the Redbook contains foundational AAUP policy documents as well as reports on new issues in higher education Buy yours now January February 2016 Volume 102 Number 1 Download the whole issue as a pdf AAUP member login required Selected articles marked with an asterisk require member login for online access The Changing Media and Academic Freedom Steven Salaita the Media and the Struggle for Academic Freedom Scott Walker and Higher Education in the Media Five Rules for Dealing with the Media Untold Stories and Difficult Truths about Bias in Academia

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  • Busting the Myths: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2014-15 | AAUP
    about the benefits of an AAUP membership Learn more Current Issue Previous Issues Contact Advertising Submissions Subscriptions Check out the current issue Visit the Academe Blog The Academe Blog is an extension of the magazine exploring a wide range of topics including academic freedom governance of colleges and universities working conditions and more Busting the Myths The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession 2014 15 The March April issue of Academe consists of the Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession commonly known as the compensation survey The main report assessing trends in full time faculty compensation over the past year is available to all readers The report s appendices containing information on compensation at specific institutions is available only to AAUP members See this year s report Busting the Myths The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession 2014 2015 Tags Committee on the Economic Status of the Profession March April 2015 The Compensation Survey up Comments George Bergman not verified Wed 08 26 2015 12 19pm Permalink Figures 2 and 4 Figure 2 is fine in the online version where the various kinds of expenditure are shown as distinct colors but in the printed version of Academe where I encountered it these were five shades of gray some of which were very hard to distinguish Either some of the colors should have been rendered by stipling cross hatching etc or the regions should have been marked with lines connecting them to the descriptions I looked at Figure 4 as I turned to the page containing it and was baffled to see for instance that Graduate Teaching Assistants constituted 14 31 in the first bar 44 67 in the second bar but only 12 16 in the combined bar When I finally

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  • One Faculty | AAUP
    One Faculty campaign grew out of the AAUP s long history as an organization seeking to improve working conditions shared governance economic security and academic freedom for all those who teach and do research in our universities and colleges We believe that these issues are important to all faculty including full and part time non tenure track faculty and those who are on the tenure track 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 Especially now when we are facing administrative bloat increased attacks on academic freedom and a further narrowing of options for faculty governance it is essential that we stand together as One Faculty When we speak and act with one voice we demonstrate our commitment to our profession our students and one another Working together through our chapters and state conferences results in more equitable handbook and contract language more robust shared governance and better educational policies Join with us to improve working conditions for everyone doing our work For more information call or e mail the AAUP s Department of Organizing The tools below are for AAUP members and require your member login General Guidance and Tools One Faculty Principles Negotiating Policies Organizing Toolkit Specific Topics We are compiling and analyzing information on provisions of collective bargaining agreements and faculty handbooks of particular relevance to part and full time non tenure track faculty We post information as we compile it so what you see below is a work in progress Appointments and Reappointments Conversion of Appointment Type Retirement Governance Participation Academic Freedom Working Conditions Resisting Increased Contingency Health and Safety Read more about contingency Chapters and

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    Compensation Survey Bulletin of the AAUP The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home Reports Publications Academe Current Issue Previous Issues Contact Advertising Submissions Subscriptions Check out the current issue Visit the Academe Blog The Academe Blog is an extension of the magazine exploring a wide range of topics including academic freedom governance of colleges and universities working conditions and more AAUP Redbook The eleventh edition of the Redbook contains foundational AAUP policy documents as well as reports on new issues in higher education Buy yours now The Changing Media and Academic Freedom As media evolve so must our conceptions of academic freedom and our commitment to protecting it Read More Steven Salaita the Media and the Struggle for Academic Freedom One of the closest observers of the Salaita case details the role of the media in the unfolding of the struggle Read More Untold Stories and Difficult Truths about Bias in Academia How do we best address the unconscious biases that continue to exist on all of our campuses Read More Professor Say Hi to the Devil Why is it that students think so little of their teachers today Read More January February 2016 Volume 102 Number 1 Download the whole issue as a pdf AAUP member login required Selected articles marked with an asterisk require member login for online access The Changing Media and Academic Freedom Steven Salaita the Media and the Struggle for Academic Freedom Scott Walker and Higher Education in the Media Five Rules for Dealing with the Media Untold Stories and Difficult Truths

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