We represent the 700 full-time faculty at the University of Rhode Island
The URI Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) represents all full-time faculty at the University of Rhode Island. Together we protect academic freedom, bargain collectively with the Board of Trustee's on wages and working conditions, and protect our contract through the grievance and arbitration procedure.
As a member of the National AAUP, our local chapter works to advance national legislation to protect academic freedom, and expand access to higher education for everyone. In Rhode Island, our chapter monitors local issues affecting our members, the University, and the State Budget. Our union is a proud member of Working RI and joins the RI and national labor movement in efforts to protect the right to organize and to expand workers' rights for everyone. URI/AAUP is also affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers and the AFL-CIO.