Membership entitles you to an active voice in determining the issues, goals, and priorities of AAUP-KSU and to voting rights with regard to contract issues. In particular, membership gives you an active voice in determining the issues and priorities established for negotiations.
While you are not required to be a member of AAUP-KSU to share in the benefits of collective bargaining, we hope that you will consider that option. Members provide ideas, leadership and financial support to the organization. Membership in AAUP-KSU includes membership in the national AAUP and the Ohio Conference AAUP.
AAUP-KSU Wecome Message
AAUP-KSU is the Kent State University chapter of the American Association of University Professors. At the national level, the AAUP is known for its work in promoting positive academic values and shared governance, as well as protecting faculty against attacks on tenure and academic freedom. AAUP-KSU shares those interests and also serves as the collective bargaining agent for all full-time faculty at Kent State University. First established in 1978, there has been an AAUP chapter at Kent State for nearly thirty-five (35) years.
Our local chapter of AAUP serves as your “union” and is responsible for negotiating the terms and conditions of employment for all full-time faculty at KSU’s eight campuses.
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Membership Contest Winner!
“I joined AAUP-KSU because after years as a fair-share member, I have been able to see first-hand the true extent to which AAUP-KSU has been an incredible advocate for academic, work and living issues. Winning the iPad is great, but the true prize is that I am represented by AAUP-KSU!” - Steven Turner