American Association of University Professors (AAUP)


Organizational Description:

AAUP is a nonprofit, charitable and educational organization with about 45,000 members at colleges and universities throughout the United States. It is the only national organization devoted exclusively to addressing the professional interests of those in higher education. With an international reputation as a defender of academe’s highest values, AAUP is an authority on academic freedom, tenure and due process; a leader in shared faculty governance; a voice for faculty in national public policy circles; and a knowledgeable advisor on professional issues such as distance education, intellectual property and faculty rights.

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