As defined in the towson AAUP Constitution, there
are two categories of membership contingent solely upon the payment
of appropriate dues. All faculty, librarians and academic professionals
are automatically members of the Faculty Association of Towson University
and are entitled to be represented by the AAUP / Faculty Association.
However, only active members are entitled to vote or hold elective office
in the chapter.
- Active members include any faculty member employed by the University
with primary responsibility for classroom teaching who has applied for
membership and who has paid or is paying local dues. Librarians,
elected department chairpersons, visiting lecturers, and part-time instructors
are included in this definition. Full-time members of the University
Administration and classified employees of the University are excluded.
Only active members may vote in the elections of the Chapter, hold elective
office in the Chapter, or in other ways be concerned with the Chapter
as a collective bargaining agency.
- Non-Bargaining Membership. A non-Bargaining Member is a faculty member
as defined in II, A. who has not applied for AAUP membership or who
declines to pay local dues. Non-Bargaining Members are entitled to participate
in Chapter activities, including service on Committees, but may not
vote in Chapter elections, hold elective office in the Chapter, serve
on the Steering Committee, nor otherwise participate in the collective
bargaining activities of the Chapter.
Becoming an Active Member:
An academic professional may become an active member by paying
the annual local dues. These dues are $15. Your check should be made
out to“TU AAUP,” and sent to the Towson AAUP
Becoming a National Member:
Towson is not currently a recognized chapter of the National AAUP.
However, we strongly support the National in its efforts to fight for
academic freedom, shared governance, and other issues affecting all
faculty. In order that Towson may utilize the services of the National
in the future, we encourage Towson AAUP members to join the National
and help establish our AAUP as an active chapter.
Go to the National AAUP website to learn about joining.
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