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The AAUP's mission is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good.
For decades our local chapter has defended faculty when their academic freedom was violated. Our efforts have helped establish the campus’ values and its shared governance practices.

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Public Meetings

Regular Meetings of Policy Committee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chapter

Spring 2019 (12:30 pm on second floor Illini Union) (link is to agenda), note change in day (to Thursday) and time (to 12:30) from previous years.

Annual Meeting of Chapter
  • April 25 (Tuesday) 3:00 p.m. in 314A Illini Union


Recent Chapter Statements

Historical Note

In 1953, with 708 members, our AAUP chapter was the largest in the country.

Lorella Jones, a past president of the chapter, was recently honored by the University.

Featured Resources

Chapter Development and Action Strategies

Articles, examples, and resources that you can use to build your local chapter and produce effective actions.

Policy Documents & Reports

The AAUP's Policy Documents and Reports, also known as the Redbook, contains the Association's major policy statements. Order the book from the national AAUP site. A selection of policy statements from the Redbook is available online.

Recruitment Videos

Illinois AAUP Recruitment Videos show you how to interview faculty about joining AAUP.