AAUP-Purdue's Committee A

Do you have a question or concern about a Purdue policy or its application related to academic freedom or tenure?  We can help.
One of the invisible but most important AAUP chapter activities has been Committee A. At the national level, Committee A is tasked with protecting academic freedom and tenure.  At the local level, in situations where Purdue faculty members feel they have been poorly treated by Purdue administration, or otherwise have a grievance with the administration's following of process or policy, AAUP can help make sure that faculty members' procedural rights are protected.  

Committee A members can come with faculty members in meetings or formal hearings with the administration as independent observers and note-takers to make sure faculty rights are not being ignored.  Committee A members strive not to take a position on the substance of the charge, but inform faculty members of their rights, and help protect those rights.

Committee A has played an extraordinary role in protecting faculty rights over the years, even while membership in our chapter was low or even dormant. Its work is one of the “unsung” contributions AAUP makes to the life of the university.

If you are willing to serve on Committee A, please contact us, and thank you!

If you need help from Committee A, even if you are not an AAUP member, please contact us.  Please be sure not to put any confidential information in your email, especially if you are using your purdue.edu account.  We will direct you to the chair of Committee A, who will set up a time to meet with you confidentially.

AAUP Mission

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.

Stand Against the Ban

The AAUP strongly opposes Donald Trump's unconstitutional and discriminatory ban on entry into the United States for people from some Muslim-majority countries.

Large numbers of our students and faculty members are affected by administration’s ill-considered executive order, which violates so many American traditions and beliefs. We fear that the abuse of power we are witnessing will wreak havoc on our institutions of higher education.

We call on faculty, students, and all citizens to remain engaged in the struggle for justice on every campus and in every community. We call on all reasonable politicians to oppose against this administration’s discriminatory order. Add your name in solidarity.

Stand against the ban