Concerned about your workplace rights, academic freedom, due process, tenure, or related issues? Committee A provides counsel for your concerns.
Minnesota AAUP Committee A Guidelines
Faculty who have concerns in these areas should first work with their local AAUP chapter officers and pursue all possible local appeals which may be described in their Faculty Handbooks. If you would like to know if there is an AAUP chapter in your institution, or if there is no AAUP chapter, contact us.
Faculty who have concerns which are not being adequately addressed internally to your institution should feel free to contact the MN Committee A. We will not assume that the faculty member is always right or that we can always help those who have been mistreated. As needed, we will seek the advice of the national AAUP office.
AAUP primarily defends policies and principles, not individuals. The MN Committee A will provide information and interpretations on AAUP Policy Documents and Reports, as contained in the Redbook, and seek to find appropriate relative statements.
Faculty seeking assistance are strongly urged to keep a record of all correspondence and conversations on their case. It is advisable to write a summary of a conversation after each dialogue with administrators, department chairs, and /or campus committees.
The Minnesota AAUP Legal Fund
If you qualify, our fund will help you defray some of the legal costs of your case. Contact us for more information.
To contact the MN Committee A, send a communication to the MN-AAUP President who will consult with members of the Executive Board and make the appropriate referral.
Professor of English, Augsburg University
To learn more about the work of Committee A at the National AAUP, follow the links: