Strategic Plan

The Board of Directors adopted a new strategic plan in October of 2014. 


AAUP advances the essential role of a global community of publishers whose mission is to ensure academic excellence and cultivate knowledge.


• Integrity

• Diversity

• Stewardship

• Intellectual Freedom


Build membership and foster internal and external collaborations

Increase the visibility of our members and their work through engagement with parent institutions, funders, policymakers, and the reading public

Conduct research that provides data and analyses to support advocacy and to inform publishing operations and new business models

Provide professional development leadership training

Support the goals of the Association with a sustainable, flexible, and robust financial and technology infrastructure

Strategies & Tactics

At the AAUP 2014 Annual Meeting, incoming President Barbara Kline Pope organized an innovative, interactive session that leveraged the brainpower and creativity of more than 400 members of AAUP's extended community to develop and vote on possible Tactics through which the Association can best reach its new Strategic Goals. The results of that session were distilled by AAUP staff, and the complete plan officially approved in October 2014.

AAUP's Strategies are articulated in the graphic below.

>> AAUP members can read the complete list of Strategies and Tactics the Association is pursuing here >


October 2014 AAUP plan

View the full worksheet from the interactive June 2014icon.pdf

ARCHIVEDRead the previous 2007 AAUP Strategic Plan.icon.pdf