Towson University American Association of University Professors

The TU AAUP encourage faculty to participate in campus life through engaged leadership
in committee work at all levels, active recruitment of departmental colleagues, and
direct communication of issues as they arise. We are stronger together.

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is a nonprofit membership association of faculty and other academic professionals. 

National AAUP Mission Statement 

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. Founded in 1915, the AAUP has helped to shape American higher
education by developing the standards and procedures that maintain quality in education
and academic freedom in this country’s colleges and universities.

Towson University Faculty Association – TU AAUP 

All members of the faculty at Towson University, at any rank and status, are automatically
members of the Faculty Association and of the TU chapter of the AAUP.  At the local
and national levels, the AAUP advocates for faculty colleagues in all matters of shared
governance, professional advancement, and academic values.  We encourage all faculty
members to take an active role in this vital organization.

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Review the Towson University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors/Faculty
Association constitution and by-laws.

AAUP Constitution & Bylaws (PDF)