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.

Do you too want to see a more compassionate, people-centered University of Maryland? Join us and become a member of @UMD_AAUP today!

Latest News from UMD AAUP

UMD AAUP Expresses Concerns about University Leadership’s Approach to COVID19 for the Spring Semester
17 January 2022 Dear President Pines, Provost Rice, and Chief Medical Officer Marinopoulos: As officers of our campus chapter of the American Association of University Professors, we write to express our appreciation that UMD has …
Join us for UMD AAUP’s Fall Gathering!
You are invited to a gathering (yes in person!) to discuss AAUP priorities here at UMD-College Park and to meet each other. It will take place at The Hall on Friday, November 12, 5-7pm.   …
Help us crack open UMD’s Finances!
Have you ever wondered how UMD spends all its money? Or why there always seems to be money available for athletics, fancy new buildings, and the sky-high salaries of university upper administrators, but the university …

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