Welcome to the WCSU-AAUP website. The Western Connecticut State University chapter of the American Association of University Professors plays two roles at Western Connecticut State University.
First, it is the collective bargaining agent for full and part-time faculty, counselors, librarians and coaches at the University. At the time of hire, faculty automatically become members of the WCSU-AAUP bargaining unit. All bargaining unit members are entitled to vote on contract ratification.
Second, the WCSU-AAUP is also a professional organization, affiliated with the National AAUP, which works to advance academic freedom and shared governance in addition to other issues in higher education. There is no additional cost to become an active member of the professional organization, however, faculty must fill out a membership form. Active members have the right to vote in chapter elections, serve on committees, and to hold office. In addition, these members receive discounts on insurance, academic regalia, entrance fees to certain amusement parks, car rentals, tires and tire services, legal services, book purchases and much more. Members also receive a subscription to Academe, the professional publication of the AAUP.