“The mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education; to promote the economic security of faculty, academic professionals, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education; to help the higher education community organize to make our goals a reality; and to ensure higher education’s contribution to the common good.”

American Association of University Professors

Why Join AAUP-WSU?

The chapter invites all Wright State University faculty to join AAUP-WSU, and faculty have many reasons to do so. To quote the May-June 2004 issue of AAUP’s bulletin Academe,

“Some of the most important professional challenges facing faculty members these days are coming from outside the classroom, library, and laboratory. Now, more than ever, we need to work together to defend shared values and the quality of higher education in our country.”

Members of the collective bargaining unit have even greater incentive to join AAUP-WSU. Chapter members can …

  • Vote to elect chapter officers (or even serve as officers)
  • Vote to ratify any tentative collective bargaining agreement (CBA, sometimes called our contract) resulting from negotiations with the WSU administration
  • Serve on the Negotiating Team that undertakes negotiations for our CBA.