The PSU-AAUP is the local chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) at Plymouth State University.

If you are a tenure track professor at Plymouth State University and wish to join our local union, please visit

To learn more about the national AAUP organization, visit

The mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education; to promote the economic security of faculty, academic professionals, graduate students, post‐doctoral fellows, and all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education; to help the higher education community organize to make our goals a reality; and to ensure higher education’s contribution to the common good. Below are some key policy statements and documents from the AAUP Redbook:

1915 Declaration of Principles on Academic Freedom and Academic Tenure

1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom & Tenure

Statement on Collective Bargaining

Statement on Academic Government for Institutions Engaged in Collective Bargaining

Joint Statement on Faculty Status of College and University Librarians



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