Welcome to the
Trinity University Chapter
of the
American Association of University Professors




Founded in 1915, the AAUP is the most important national professional association working to defend academic freedom and faculty governance. It serves to support the traditional functions and responsibilities of our profession, encourage collegial communication among faculty from across the campus, and develop policies that ensure due process. It is especially important for younger faculty in a changing academic environment: Will tenure continue in American institutions of higher education? What about academic freedom? Are you going to be working under a corporate model of administration with priorities quite different from those you have as a scholar/educator? What should be the role of faculty governance at Trinity? AAUP is the organization to address the questions in concert with other campus institutions and organizations.

Membership in the chapter is open to Trinity University faculty members and administrators who hold academic rank, and we invite your participation.

Please contact any officer or members regarding the nature of the AAUP and the benefits of membership. The current officers of the Trinity Chapter are:

President Matthew D. Stroud, ML&L, x7549
Vice-President Andrew Hansen, HCAT, x8513
Secretary-Treasurer Sarah Burke, ML&L, x8369

Membership Information:

To join, one should pay one's combined national and state dues through the AAUP web page (www.aaup.org). While visiting the national website, please check out the links dealing with Protecting Your Rights and Issues in Higher Education. In addition, please note the following additional benefits of membership:

Subscription to Academe
Discounted subscription to Chronicle of Higher Education
Auto, Home, Condo, and Renter's Insurance
Professional Liability Insurance
Accident Insurance
Group Term Life Insurance
Disability Insurance
Catastrophic Medical Expense Plan
Hospital Indemnity Insurance
Platinum MasterCards, CDs, and Money Market Accounts

Issues of current interest on campus
(with links to AAUP documents where available)

Post-Tenure Review

AAUP: Post-Tenure Review: An AAUP Response
AAUP: Legal Watch: Post-Tenure-Review Blues?

Contingent Faculty

AAUP: The Centrality of Contingent Faculty to Academe’s Future
AAUP: A Laundry List for Improving Contingent Faculty Conditions

Spouse/partner/opportunity hiring

The role of the senior administration in tenure and promotion decisions

Expectations for tenure and promotion

Teaching loads

Enrollment-based curriculum (that is, cancelling low-enrollment sections and eliminating majors that attract fewer students)

The perception that policies are being announced to faculty without adequate faculty participation in the creation of the policies

Outreach to new members




Trinity University AAUP
One Trinity Place,
San Antonio, Texas 78212-7200