The purpose of the American Association of University Professors 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.
The Tennessee State Conference of AAUP holds two meetings per year, lobbies the General Assembly on higher education issues, and monitors legislation and changes to TBR and UT policies. The fall 2013 meeting will be held at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville in October.
Each new member of AAUP strengthens our faculty voice on campus and across the state and nation. At MTSU, your AAUP colleagues monitor changes to university policies regarding academic freedom, tenure, and promotion; advocate for better salaries and benefits, including those for adjunct faculty; and assist faculty who believe their rights have been violated. For an example of the difference AAUP members are making in the state of Tennessee, read Dr. Alfred Lutz's message about changes he spearheaded in TBR policies on academic freedom.
MTSU Chapter Officers for 2013-2014: