Purdue University-West Lafayette chapter
of the American Association of University Professors


Article I: Name

The name of this organization is the Purdue University-West Lafayette chapter of the American Association of University Professors (“AAUP” or “the Association”). The chapter shall be known as AAUP Purdue (the “chapter”). Purdue University-West Lafayette campus shall be referenced as “Purdue.”

Article II: Purposes

The purposes of this chapter are to:

Purdue Global to stop NDA practice with faculty - forced arbitration for students continues

Submitted by AAUP Purdue on Fri, 09/07/2018 - 10:37

Inside Higher Education reports today that Purdue Global has dropped the expectation that Purdue Global faculty sign a NDA as part of their terms of employment.  However, the expectation that students must forgo their legal rights and agree to undergo forced arbitration instead of bringing Purdue Global to court continues. 

Read the Inside Higher Ed piece here.

Tell Purdue what you think about its practice of requiring forced arbitration here. 

AAUP-Purdue Fall meeting scheduled

Submitted by AAUP Purdue on Wed, 09/05/2018 - 15:34

We will have our Fall meeting on Nov 1, 2018 from 5-6 pm in STEW 314.

We will share a more formal agenda closer to the time, but the current sketch of a plan is to review the chapter bylaws (which I will send out in advance), discuss chapter dues, and figure out both officers and Committee A membership, both of which are in dire need.  (I do have one new volunteer for committee A already. :-) )  If you have something else for the agenda that needs to be discussed by the chapter, please let me know as soon as reasonable.

Please, if you are interested in AAUP’s efforts, and haven’t yet formally joined, please do so here:


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