About

We are an independent faculty voice at Purdue, focused on advancing shared governance and academic freedom. We have members from all colleges at Purdue-West Lafayette.

  • President: Alice Pawley (College of Engineering)
  • Vice President: Yvonne Pitts (College of Liberal Arts)
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Stephanie Masta (College of Education)
  • Members at large: Michael McNamara and Maria Mears (College of Liberal Arts)

AAUP Mission

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‚Äźdoctoral 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.