We are the University of Maryland chapter of the American Association of University Professors

We believe that a better university is possible

Are you upset with the direction that the University of Maryland (UMD) has headed towards in recent years?

We are too.

So we started the UMD chapter of the American Association of University Professors (UMD AAUP) to push back against the corporatization of UMD and to build a more just and a more compassionate future for the university.

We are open to all graduate student instructors and researchers, adjunct and professional track faculty, library faculty, and tenure-track faculty.

See our About page for more details on our work and sign up here to get involved.

We want a university that does not just talk about democracy, justice, and racial and gender equality, but puts these values into action in its budget and operations.

If you too want to see a more compassionate, people-centered UMD, become a member of @UMD_AAUP today & join us for our first general meeting on Friday, April 16th at 3:00PM!

Latest News from UMD AAUP

The USM Strategic Planning: The UMD-AAUP Response
Dear Colleagues, We write to alert you to the Strategic Plan that is currently being outsourced by the University System of Maryland (USM) to the for-profit Huron Consulting Group. Huron has also been hired by UMD-College Park to facilitate the creation of UMD-CP’s own …
What’s next? Let’s Make UMD a Better University!
Thank you to everyone who joined us on April 16th for our General Meeting and to everyone who couldn’t attend, but who got in touch with us. We are excited to recap our conversation and …
A Better University is Possible: The Official Launch of UMD AAUP
Dear Colleagues, Are you troubled by the direction that the University of Maryland has headed in recent years?  We are.  In March 2021, we relaunched the University of Maryland Chapter of the American Association of …

If you too believe a better, more people-centered UMD is possible, join UMD AAUP and help us make it happen!