AAUP on the Meaning of Collective Bargaining and Shared Governance

In January 2022, University of Alaska general counsel distributed an opinion memo titled “The Role of Faculty in Decision Making.” The memo does not follow the norms of shared governance and collective bargaining in higher education throughout the US.

Below are several documents on this topic: AAUP’s response to the UA General Counsel opinion memo, AAUP and AFT’s joint endorsement of said response, and three AAUP statements related to governance of colleges and universities, collective bargaining, and the role of faculty on decision making within institutions.