November 15, 2017

EMU Faculty, Lecturers Announce Ad Campaign and Faculty Action to Halt Controversial Online Degree Program

November 15, 2017

Academic Partnerships, Instructional Connections and EMU: Who Will Teach Our Students?

In November 2016, Eastern Michigan University entered into a contract with a Texas- based private firm, Academic Partnerships, to provide entirely online degree programs, with no […]
November 15, 2017

True EMU or False EMU?

Our Administration has taken a wrong turn! As faculty and lecturers of Eastern Michigan University, we are proud to be part of EMU’s strong tradition of […]
November 15, 2016

EMU Faculty Union Statement Supporting Student Protests at EMU

PRESS RELEASE: Eastern Michigan University American Association of University Professors (EMU- AAUP) Eastern Michigan Faculty Union statement supporting student protests at EMU Ypsilanti, Mich., November 11, […]

The Four Pillars of the EMU-AAUP

American Association of University Professors

Academic Freedom and Shared Governance

Our mission is to advance the core values of the American Association of University Professors: academic freedom and shared governance. The AAUP has been standing up for these principles since its founding 1915, and we believe that these values ensure that higher education will enhance the common good..

Working Together for the benefit of EMU

Professors Acting Collectively for the Betterment of EMU

The EMU-AAUP is the union and collective bargaining agent for the tenure and tenure-track faculty at Eastern Michigan University, and has represented the faculty since 1974. As a union, we work to act collectively to make EMU a better place, so that we can best educate and learn with the dedicated students of EMU.

We are all better off when we work together

Public Higher Education is a Public Good

To stand up and fight for the basic principle that public higher education is a public good, and to defend the institution against the corporatization of our universities. The EMU-AAUP will stand with other labor organizations, community groups, student groups and others who will fight the attacks on working people, and stand with those who believe we are always better off if we act and work together.

Research makes a difference in our communities

Promote Research and Knowledge Dissemination

We promote the interests of education and research in higher education, so that we can create and disseminate knowledge. This research will help us understand the world around us, which will make a difference in our local communities and beyond.


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April 19, 2012

MI AAUP Endorses Occupy Wall Street Movement

Michigan Conference AAUP Supports Occupy Wall Street The Michigan Conference AAUP endorses and stands in solidarity with the Collective Bargaining Congress of the AAUP and the […]
April 30, 2012

AAUP Election Results Reflect Backlash Against Recent Leadership Decisions

The Chronicle of Higher Education April 19, 2012 AAUP Election Results Reflect Backlash Against Recent Leadership Decisions By Peter SchmidtWashington A slate of candidates calling for […]
April 30, 2012

Rudy Fichtenbaum Elected AAUP President

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the AAUP: Rudy Fichtenbaum, a professor of economics at Wright State University since 1980, has been elected president of […]
May 13, 2012

Contribution to Protect Our Jobs

MI-AAUP President Susan Moeller hands a check to AFL-CIO President Karla Swift in support of the Protect Our Jobs Campaign. The Campaign looks to amend the […]