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AAUP at Franklin & Marshall

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American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

The national AAUP defines its mission in the following way:  “The AAUP’s purpose 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.”

The F&M chapter of the AAUP endorses this mission and seeks to pursue these goals in the local context of our campus.  The F&M chapter provides an open forum, separate from the pressures of college meetings, where members can engage in open dialogue and take action collectively, as appropriate, on matters pertaining to this mission.  Like the national AAUP, the F&M chapter seeks to promote best practices in higher education on a range of topics: academic freedom, teaching and research, compensation, contingent faculty, diversity, ethics, workload, family/life balance, and other issues.