UNCC AAUP Mission Statement

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.

UNCC AAUP Chapter Memos

UNCC AAUP Faculty and Staff Covid Concerns

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty and staff at UNC Charlotte share their concerns and suggestions in a forum hosted September 2, 2021. Moderated by Heather Freeman (Faculty Welfare Committee), Susan Harden (President of Faculty Council), and Nicole Peterson (President, AAUP chapter).

Hearing on faculty and staff concerns at UNC Charlotte September 2, 2021
UNCC AAUP Hearing Transcript pdf

Additional Resources

UNC Charlotte Process

  • Request accommodations through HR with the ADA accommodations form .

  • “For those with documented needs, Cindy [Edwards] will work with Academic Affairs to make adjustments in course delivery.” (email from Academic Affairs August 21)

  • From Joan Lorden: The accommodation requests should go first to HR for the question of whether there is an ADA issue. If not, the request goes to AA and there is a decision in consultation with the college dean/chair.

  • The decision to approve or deny an accommodation request must be made in writing and provided to the applicant or employee within 20 working days after the submission of a request (the 20 working days may be extended for an additional 10 working days for the purposes of securing requested medical documentation).

  • If an accommodation request is denied, the written decision must inform the employee or applicant of the appeal procedures available to that individual as listed in this policy.

  • When no reasonable accommodation is available to allow an employee with a disability to remain in his/her current position, the employee is encouraged to contact the Benefits Department to determine eligibility for family medical leave, disability leave, retirement or other benefit options.

UNCC AAUP Chapter Meetings

AAUP Principles and Standards for COVID-19 Crisis

UNCC AAUP Initiatives

Living Wage

to promote the economic security and rights of faculty, graduate students, staff, and hourly workers, all of whom are essential to the university

Shared Governance

to preserve higher education’s core mission and values through genuine shared governance

Academic Freedom

to protect academic freedom for the purpose of ensuring the university's mission to enhance the common good

Resisting corporatization

to support educators, not corporate leaders, in guiding the UNC system and its campuses

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National AAUP Resources