Why join AAUP?
Joining the AAUP says that you’re concerned about academic freedom, and about the way that basic freedom protects your teaching and research. It says that participating in faculty governance is important to you, and that you are concerned about career issues, tenure, and the overuse of contingent faculty. By joining, faculty members, academic professionals, and graduate students help to shape the future of our profession and proclaim their dedication to the education community. In addition, there are many practical benefits–discounts, insurance programs, financial incentives–available to AAUP members.
What does the SAC AAUP chapter do?
Shared governance at the Alamo Colleges has drastically eroded in the last few years. Committee recommendations are regularly ignored, decisions affecting the college community are often top-down, and grievances and concerns are not taken seriously. A list of advocacy issues are available on our website: http://sacaaup.org
Because it exists independently from the college, SAC AAUP can organize full-time AND adjunct faculty in a way that current institutional organizations cannot. AAUP chapters at SAC, SPC, PAC and NVC are working with other organizations in San Antonio to shed light on administrative self-interest and deception as well as aggressively pursue grievances with the assistance of the national office.
SAC AAUP chapter membership requires two things:
- Membership at the national level (http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/involved/join/)
- Payment of local chapter dues
National AAUP membership costs are based on a sliding scale according to salary. SAC AAUP chapter dues are $25 a year, due each Spring semester.
Ready to join SAC AAUP?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org stating your intent to join and we will make it so! Additionally, a new member reception will be held at SAC on:
- Day: Monday, February 16, 2015
- Time: 3:15pm-5pm
- Place: MLC 208 (library classroom)
You may bring your chapter dues of $25 during that time.