American Association of University Professors, University of Delaware Chapter
011F Hullihen Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716

Phone: 302-831-2292; Fax: 302-831-4119; E-mail: admin@aaupud.org


What is AAUP?

The American Association of University Professors is a national organization representing college and university faculty members exclusively. With members at more than 2000 institutions and local chapters at 960 campuses, chapter organizations are united on a state wide basis. The AAUP is dedicated to defending the principles of academic freedom and tenure and to establishing sound academic standards to ensure due process.

The University of Delaware AAUP Chapter is certified by the State of Delaware Department of Labor to represent full-time faculty members on the issues of wages, salaries, hours, vacations, sick leave, grievance procedures, sabbatical leaves and other terms and conditions of employment as set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (contract).

AAUP Serves All Faculty

The University of Delaware chapter of the American Association of University Professors, AAUP, exists to help our members on a number of levels:

  • the achievement of economic security
  • a guarantee of freedom of expression
  • the right to work in an environment free of discrimination
  • and the assurance of flexible benefits and a grievance procedure

We also have an array of unique concerns that are related to education and research. It is the AAUP's task not only to protect the faculty's economic and workplace rights, but also to guarantee academic freedom and to conceptualize, and make the Administration aware of, specific ways in which the University can deepen its commitment to educational excellence. Without AAUP, there would be no campus organization devoted exclusively to faculty rights, economic concerns and educational excellence. Consequently, no faculty member gains by not supporting the AAUP's agenda. All faculty benefit from the AAUP's existence.

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