Higher Education

The American Federation of Teachers is committed to diversity and equity in higher education. We know that having a student body and higher education workforce that reflects the vast range of experiences in our communities has been instrumental in raising student outcomes, improving the quality of teaching and research, and providing the evidence-based research that is vital to creating the shared understandings that are the foundation for democratic participation and informed public policy responses to the many challenges we face.

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In a democratic society, colleges and universities play an essential role in ensuring vigorous debate on important matters. This free exchange of ideas is vital to civic participation, whether through educationally appropriate classroom discussions, extracurricular campus events or protests on the quad. Higher education faculty and staff have important roles to play in maintaining our college campuses as sites for difficult, passionate conversations about the issues that shape our world. To help our members navigate these challenges, the AFT has assembled resources on this topic.

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Member stories

Many adjunct faculty will now receive the same relief that I experienced: debt erased. 

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The union, the Faculty Alliance of Miami, is a new chapter of the AAUP/AFT.

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Graduate workers are rallying across the country to fight new anti-labor rule.
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