Georgia Conference of the American Association of University Professors
The mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and ensure higher education’s contribution to the common good.
We assist faculty in public and private schools. We work with the University System of Georgia on policy and educate lawmakers on issues affecting higher education.
On this website faculty will find information and analysis that helps you understand the ongoing national attacks on higher education and state issues such as the budget and legislation.
At its April 2023 meeting, the Board of Regents passed a revision to the university system's "post-tenure review" policy.
Please watch the explainer video on how these changes fall short of AAUP standards.
The USG Faculty Council and the Georgia AAUP have asked the Regents to restore faculty rights that were erased in 2021. As a reminder, the national AAUP censured the USG in 2022 after those 2021 changes gutted the policy of a final faculty hearing, a basic step in academic due process. You can read about the censure here.
State Higher Education News
Opinion: Regents must honor commitment to academic freedom in Georgia - AJC, May 19
Georgia Regents agree to keep tuition rates largely flat - The Center Square, May 16
Georgia commission votes to remove ‘diversity’ from teacher prep rules - AJC, May 11
National Higher Education News
The U. of Idaho Moved Fast to Acquire the U. of Phoenix. Now What? - Chronicle, May 18
Colleges Race to Hire and Build Amid AI ‘Gold Rush’ - Inside Higher Ed, May 19
DeSantis continues to mold higher education in Florida by signing three new bills - Miami Herald, May 15
Ohio State Trustees opposes anti-tenure bill - OSU, May 16