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Thank you for your interest in joining our chapter!  According to our bylaws, members must join the national organization (which you can do here), must pay required conference dues (but we don't have any in our conference), and chapter dues.  

As established April 9, 2019, our chapter collects local chapter annual dues, collected in September or at the fall membership meeting, whichever comes first.  The secretary/treasurer collects dues annually in September.

Dues are based on a modified version of AAUP’s membership bands based on annual salary.

Resolution passed regarding the development of an instructional intellectual property policy that better protects faculty rights

Submitted by AAUP Purdue on Fri, 04/12/2019 - 10:55

Resolution before the AAUP-Purdue Chapter

April 9, 2019

WHEREAS, it is the mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education; to promote the economic security of faculty members, academic professionals, graduate students, post‐doctoral 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; 

WHEREAS, it is the purpose of the Purdue AAUP Chapter to serve as a faculty voice to advocate for and defend the rights of faculty members and students associated with Purdue University  and to support university policies that make quality teaching first priority in every classroom;

WHEREAS many Universities have existing Intellectual Property policies which can delimit full control of instructional materials generated by faculty themselves;

WHEREAS faculty should as producers of instructional content be most fully empowered to deploy it;

AAUP-Purdue sides with ISTA advocating for Indiana students

Submitted by AAUP Purdue on Fri, 04/05/2019 - 15:39

AAUP-Purdue sides with ISTA advocating for Indiana students

The Purdue chapter of the American Association of University Professors  registers its support for and solidarity with the Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA) as the ISTA mobilizes to demand fair wages and more resources for their schools and their students.

Indiana has lagged behind neighboring states as investment in public education has been de-prioritized during budgeting processes over the past decade. According to a March 11, 2019 study published by the ISTA, Indiana has plummeted in national rankings in regards to its support for K-12 education, as measured through funding.

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‐doctoral 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.

Stand Against the Ban

The AAUP strongly opposes Donald Trump's unconstitutional and discriminatory ban on entry into the United States for people from some Muslim-majority countries.

Large numbers of our students and faculty members are affected by administration’s ill-considered executive order, which violates so many American traditions and beliefs. We fear that the abuse of power we are witnessing will wreak havoc on our institutions of higher education.

We call on faculty, students, and all citizens to remain engaged in the struggle for justice on every campus and in every community. We call on all reasonable politicians to oppose against this administration’s discriminatory order. Add your name in solidarity.

Stand against the ban