The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is the main academic professional association dominated by the political left.
The AAUP defines academic freedom in such a way to exclude faithfully religious universities like the Catholic University of America:
Freedom of conscience in teaching and research is essential to maintain academic integrity and fulfill the basic purposes of higher education; consequently, any restriction on academic freedom raises grave issues of professional concern.
- ↑ DiscoverTheNetworks.org - American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
- ↑ Quoted in the Thomas Aquinas College Founding Document: III. Academic Freedom. Retrieved on 2012-04-27., originally in A.A.U.P. Bulletin. Winter, 67.