Welcome to the New York State AAUP Conference of the American Association of University Professors.

NYSC AAUP Centennial Workshop on Academic Freedom & Shared Governance at Columbia University

Our goal is to provide the faculty of New York State an organized voice through which to discuss concerns and communicate issues.



Since 1915 the AAUP has been promoting sound academic practices and working for those practices to be accepted by the higher education community, as well as by national and state legislators. In the interest of the common good, it defends academic freedom and tenure, advocates collegial governance, develops policies ensuring due process, backs affirmative action, and seeks the overall well-being of the profession.

The New York State Conference promotes the activities and values of the AAUP on the state and campus level. It has a Chapter Service Program to assist local chapters in the areas of recruitment, tenure, academic freedom, governance, leadership training, lobbying, legal referrals, and the economic welfare of the profession. It publishes its newsletter, New York Academe, three times a year; and has two Conference meetings a year, one in the spring and one in the fall, alternating downstate and upstate sites.

To check out its concerns, click on the appropriate links. The national AAUP website carries even more news of importance to higher education, as well as many of the classic AAUP statements on academic freedom, etc., and up-to-date ones about currently hot topics such as the use and pay of part-time faculty members, distance education, and intellectual property rights.

The AAUP has  about 45,000 members nationwide; the New York State Conference-AAUP has about 4,000. Different kinds of membership are available to faculty members and others on campus and off.

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NYS AAUP Conference Spring 2016 - 04/22/16

The NYS AAUP Conference Spring 2016 will be held April 22-23rd, 2016 at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. Please save the date. More confe... - Read More

NYS AAUP Conference Elections 2016 - 03/07/16

The NYSC Election Committee has obtained the following nominations for the offices listed below for our 2016 election. These positions are for the Exe... - Read More

Best Practices in Higher Education: Grounding Priorities in the Common Good - 02/27/16

Best Practices in Higher Education: Grounding Priorities in the Common Good is a conference to be held 8:00-4:30 February, 27th, 2016 a... - Read More

College of Saint Rose Statement on Tenure, Academic Freedom, & Shared Governance - 01/25/16

With great admiration and respect we share a statement of principle from the College of Saint Rose AAUP Chapter, authored by chapter president, K... - Read More

SUNY Tuition Hike Faces Fight Over Rising Student Debt - 01/15/16

SUNY Tuition Hike Faces Fight Over Rising Student Debt - ALBANY NY. SUNY is vowing to press forward with potentially another five years of tuiti... - Read More