For Current Faculty

“I paid my dues because the union has the promise of consistency of leadership that our university community needs.” – Isabelle Stombaugh, Ph.D.

Download the membership form here, and become a member today.

Why Become a member of Akron-AAUP?

By joining the Akron-AAUP, you will have a voice in Union and University affairs: you will be able to vote for and serve as chapter officers, vote on contracts, receive AAUP’s Academe, and more. Ultimately, our chapter is only as strong as its support through membership and democratic participation. We urge you to join the Akron-AAUP and become an active member in our continuing endeavor to secure academic freedoms and maintain a thriving scholarly community.

For most faculty, the cost to be a full member of the AkronAAUP is less than $10.00/month over nine months, but the benefits are many. Compare Fair Share Fees with Chapter Dues by salary here.

Please feel free to explore the rest of the Akron-AAUP website to learn about the hard work your union does for you, and to find the answers to any questions you might have. If you cannot find an answer, please don’t hesitate to visit the CONTACT page, and to reach out to our executive director, Dr. Russ Davis, III, or another member of the AAUP Executive Committee to discuss membership, and to have your questions answered. We hope you will join us in our work to make The University of Akron the best possible place for students, faculty and the Akron community.

For more information about why becoming a member is a step towards a strong University of Akron, read “Why I Paid My Dues: an open letter to my colleagues”,  one faculty member’s experience that led her to becoming an active member of the Akron-AAUP.

A Note About Dues for Active Members of Akron-AAUP

As was thoroughly discussed throughout the election campaign and voted on during our Constitution ratification meetings, dues for members will be in the amount of   0.75% (that’s .0075) of your 9 month salary.

For example, a member with a $50,000 salary for the 9 month academic year would pay $375.  This amount includes $164 in national and state dues. Faculty on 12 month contracts will first adjust their salaries to the 9 month equivalent   before having dues assessed. We do not include summer teaching pay in  calculating dues.

Estimate the cost of Dues vs Fair Share Fee HERE.