Faculty Compensation Survey History
The American Association of University Professors was founded in 1915. Throughout its long history it has been the leading organization dedicated to protecting the academic freedom of professors.
In 1948, the AAUP's Committee on the Economic Status of the Profession published the results of its first survey of faculty salaries. In the decades since, the AAUP’s Faculty Compensation Survey has become an authoritative source for information about the economic status of the profession.