"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, 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
This is the first paragraph of the Mission Statement of the American
Association of University Professors. The Towson University chapter
of the American Association of University Professors, which is also the Towson Faculty Association, shares the goals of the National AAUP, while at the same time being
a uniquely Towson institution.
Any faculty member employed by the University with primary responsibility
for classroom teaching, including librarians, elected department chairpersons,
visiting lecturers, and part-time instructors, is automatically a member
of Towson's AAUP / Faculty Association. However, only those who pay
the nominal dues of $15 are Active Members. Also, the National AAUP recognizes as AAUP Members only those who have also paid their national AAUP dues.
In order to protect faculty interests while supporting the mission
of the University, Towson's AAUP / Faculty Association depends upon faculty engagement. We must have committed, active members so that
we can truly say that we speak for the faculty. And we must have faculty
input so that we can communicate our interests and concerns to the administration.
Use this website to learn about Towson's AAUP / Faculty Association
and what it does for you. Together, we can all build a better Towson.