Stronger Together

CSU-AAUP represents all full-time and part-time teaching faculty, librarians, counselors, trainers, and coaches at the four Connecticut State Universities. Together, we work to ensure: academic freedom; shared governance; pay that keeps up with inflation; greater access to healthcare; paid leave; intellectual property rights; good working conditions; and a secure retirement.

CSU-AAUP is a democratic union run by its members, steered by elected faculty officers, and supported by a full-time staff. We provide members with: training workshops; mediation and advice; support with violations of renewal, promotion, or tenure procedures; preparation of grievances or help in self-filing; and support and advocacy in disciplinary matters.

CSU-AAUP believes in community building and holds regular meetings, lobby days, educational events, seminars, and socials to grow our collective strength and show that solidarity works.

CSU-AAUP offers other valuable member benefits available only to active members of AAUP. To become an active member, please fill out the membership form. You also may register to become a member by calling CSU-AAUP at 860-832-3790.

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Voting

You must be a registered member of AAUP to run for elected positions within the organization and to vote in chapter elections for officers and council representatives, and also to vote in CSU-AAUP officer elections. Please note all members of the CSU-AAUP bargaining unit are entitled to vote on contract matters, but you must be a registered member of AAUP to vote on CSU-AAUP leadership and on your own chapter’s leadership.

Information

Academe.  As a CSU-AAUP member, you will receive AAUP’s Academe, the bimonthly magazine that analyzes higher education issues from faculty members’ perspectives. The magazine begins with an incisive round-up of news affecting the profession. Feature articles examine tenure, affirmative action, part-time faculty appointments, distance education, intellectual property, and other timely academic issues. Investigative reports on violations of academic freedom and tenure are regular components. Columns cover legal trends, legislative developments, and reviews of scholarly books.

Adjunct Advocate. The Adjunct Advocate is a bimonthly magazine that features articles pertaining to part-time faculty. To read the magazine online, please contact your local AAUP office for website username and password.

Credit Union

Established in 1946, the Connecticut State Employees Credit Union is a cooperative thrift and loan association, owned and managed by active and retired State of Connecticut employees. They are a full service, state chartered financial institution with locations across Connecticut. CSE Credit Union provides excellent rates on savings while also offering competitively priced loan products.

Discounts

Academic Regalia. Oak Hall Cap & Gown Company offers AAUP members a 15 percent discount on custom made academic regalia. Robes are available in a variety of fabrics, as well as hoods, caps, tassels and garment bags. Own your regalia, tailored to your measurements, and wear it with pride!

Chronicle of Higher EducationMembers are also eligible for discounted subscriptions to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Call the Chronicle‘s AAUP line at 1-800-728-2803 for the special AAUP discount of 20 percent off print and digital subscriptions.

Discounts to Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Studios®, Las Vegas and New York City shows and performances, Six Flags, Cirque du Soleil, Ski Resorts, and more! The TicketsAtWork benefits program is our new provider for theme parks, attractions and shows nationwide.

Through TicketsAtWork, members will receive discounts and special access to the Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Studios®, Las Vegas and New York City shows and performances, Disneyland®, SeaWorld®, Six Flags, and Cirque du Soleil!

Also check with TicketsAtWork.com for savings on car rentals, hotels, tours and attractions across the United States. If members are staying locally, they can also save on movie tickets, sporting events, and other special events in their area.

Lower Insurance Rates. A variety of low-cost insurance plans are offered to AAUP members. These include: customized major medical insurance; Medicare supplemental insurance; group term life insurance; accident insurance; and professional liability insurance. Learn more about these benefits at www.aaup.org/membersip/benefits or by calling (202) 737-5900.

Tires. Town Fair Tire offers a discount off any tire or wheel purchase at all 70 locations in CT, MA, RI, and NH. You will also receive free lifetime flat tire repair, mounting, and rotation. In addition, you will receive free front wheel alignment with any tire purchase, as well as free installation mounting, and free snow tire changeover.

Wadsworth Museum. The Wadsworth Athenaeum, located in Hartford, offers various individual and family membership packages. As a faculty or staff member, you are entitled to an Educator Membership at a discounted rate, including $35 for Select Individual and $50 for Select Household. Membership entitles you to free admission to the museum, discounts in the Museum Shop and the Museum Café, the quarterly Members Calendar, members-only programs and receptions, early notice of special events, discounts on lectures, films, family activities, workshops and much more.

Revoking your union membership and union benefits

To revoke your union membership and lose these many union member benefits, send by U.S. mail a signed request to withdraw from your membership in CSU-AAUP to CSU-AAUP Marcus White Hall, room 316, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT, 06050. Upon receipt of your written and signed request, the union will remove your name from our membership database and notify your local chapter of your decision. Before choosing to revoke your union membership, please consider that a strong union helps protect your academic freedom, a salary that keeps up with inflation, greater access to healthcare, paid leave, intellectual property rights, quality working conditions, and a secure retirement.