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The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is a powerful advocate for faculty in higher education, serving as their voice and championing their rights since 1915. Dedicated to academic freedom, shared governance, and professional standards, the AAUP works tirelessly to ensure fair treatment and a thriving academic environment for its members.  Joining the AAUP offers faculty a wealth of benefits. The organization provides legal support in cases of unfair dismissal, violations of academic freedom, or other workplace issues. It actively lobbies for better working conditions, including fair wages, benefits, and manageable workloads. The AAUP also promotes shared governance, giving faculty a say in shaping the policies and direction of their institutions. Additionally, members gain access to valuable resources, professional development opportunities, and networking events, fostering a strong sense of community and solidarity among academics. By joining the AAUP, faculty gain a powerful ally in securing the respect, protections, and resources they deserve, ultimately contributing to a stronger and more just higher education system for all.

UK Chapter AAUP and meeting information