Newsletter | February 2018

Wake Forest University AAUP

Faculty Salary Report
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 3:30-4:30
Room: Tribble A108

Next meeting: April 5, same time and place.


  1. Approval of minutes of last meeting (see attachment).
  2. WFU Faculty Salary Report. Please plan to share your concerns and contribute to developing an action plan. It is our right and our responsibility to assume an active role in determining policies and procedures regarding faculty salaries.
  3. New Business.

Food for thought…

Our mission is to promote and uphold AAUP principles on faculty rights and responsibilities, particularly the principles of shared governance and academic freedom.

The Association of Governing Boards, of which WFU is a member, recently issued a statement highly supportive of shared governance.  It highlights the 1966 AAUP Statement on Government of Colleges and Universities, which recognizes the faculty’s primacy in certain areas: “curriculum, subject matter and methods of instruction, research, faculty status, and those aspects of student life which relate to the educational process.”  In addition, “the faculty should actively participate in the determination of policies and procedures governing salary increases.”


All are invited to the NC AAUP’s annual conference, which will take place at UNC Greensboro on Saturday, March 24. The conference is open to AAUP members and non-members alike.

The theme of this year’s conference is Protecting Academic Freedom & Free Speech on NC Campuses.”

Please register by March 19 here:

Registration is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge.


The next Faculty Senate meeting is February 21, 2018, 4:00-5:30, in DeTamble Auditorium. You are welcome to attend Senate meetings.

Join the National AAUP

The national office has a long history of assisting the WFU-AAUP, especially on matters of tenure and promotion. Please support the work of the AAUP by joining now at: