SAC AAUP: Putting “Community” Back Into Our Community Colleges
Welcome to the San Antonio College Chapter of the American Association of University Professors. This chapter was established on September 24, 2011.
Why the Renaissance of the AAUP at SAC at this time?
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.
The American Association of University Professors promotes academic freedom and shared governance and defines fundamental professional values and standards for higher education. Because it exists independently from the college, an AAUP chapter can organize the faculty in a way that current institutional organizations cannot. An AAUP chapter can also shed light on administrative self-interest and deception as well as aggressively pursue grievances with the assistance of the national office.
See also: The sleeping lion has awoken
Have questions or need to share information? Please contact our President Dawn Elmore at firstname.lastname@example.org.