What is the AAUP?
“The AAUP's purpose is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to
define fundamental professional values and standards for
higher education, and
to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good.” -- http://www.aaup.org/about-aaup
Is this a union?
Some chapters of the AAUP are unions, however, we are not. We are an advocacy chapter. We are working to advocate for the interests
the entire faculty of FLC in the face of serious threats to shared
governance, dramatic cuts to instructional staff, and loss of department and
program control over curriculum.
Is AAUP open to all
Yes. We encourage all faculty to
join. We hope to work for the interests
of all faculty, and hope that all faculty will join and help us shape our
agenda going forward.
Will joining AAUP
affect my ability to achieve tenure or promotion?
We believe strongly that joining or not joining AAUP should not have any effect
on tenure or promotion one way or the other and that openly
agreeing with or
disagreeing with any positions of AAUP should have no effect on tenure or
promotion one way or the other. We are
to politicizing tenure in any way.
Is AAUP membership
The national AAUP does not release its membership list, not even to members or leaders of the local chapter.
Why the AAUP?
By forming this chapter, FLC faculty and staff have joined other educators
across the nation who want to reverse more than several decades
of attacks on
public higher education.