NYS American Association of University Professors (NYS AAUP)
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, please click on the appropriate links. The national AAUP website offers additional items 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 New York State Conference-AAUP has about 5,500 members. Different kinds of membership are available to faculty members and others on campus and off.
Tenured, non-tenured (part-time, contingent, etc.) faculty are encouraged to join, as are graduate students, as many of the concerns we face are shared.
I currently serve as the President of the NYS AAUP and would like to invite you to contact me regarding any issues, concerns, or ideas you might have regarding any of the areas listed above (recruitment, tenure, academic freedom, etc.). I would also like to invite you to participate in our biannual meetings/conferences (spring and fall). Please check out our website for information on upcoming events.
As the Chair of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Academic Profession, I invite you to contact me with issues/concerns related to women in the academic profession (faculty, staff, and administration) and visit the Women in the Academic Profession Forum on the NYS AAUP webiste. You may also reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.