We are pleased to announce that the Whittier College Chapter of AAUP has been re-established. AAUP (the American Association of University Professors) is a professional organization established in 1915 for the purpose of protecting academic freedom, pursuing effective shared governance of colleges and universities, and advocating that colleges and universities provide adequate compensation to faculty to make the profession attractive. These ideas and goals are spelled out in the “1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure,” which can be found in the Whittier College FacultyHandbook, Appendix 1. Whittier College had an active AAUP chapter in the 1970s, and AAUP guidelines were instrumental in the establishment of key aspects of our faculty governance system.
From time to time the Whittier Chapter of AAUP will host presentations and discussions of ideas central to the concerns of AAUP as a professional organization; these will be advertised and open to all faculty. Also, there will be occasional meetings of the chapter that will be restricted to members only. For membership information, please contact any of the following:
Bob Marks, President
Anne Sebanc, Vice President
Elizabeth Sage, Secretary Treasurer.