The University of Maryland chapter of the American Association of University Professors (UMD AAUP) is a membership organization that advocates for the interests of all UMD faculty and for a just university that meets its obligations to the state of Maryland, the surrounding communities, and beyond. UMD AAUP promotes and defends the university as an educational institution that serves the broader UMD community through research, teaching, and public outreach; prioritizes the collective well-being of the UMD community broadly defined; defends academic freedom at UMD and throughout academe; promotes meaningfully shared university governance and encourages faculty participation in governance at UMD; advocates for racial justice and gender equality on and off campus; focuses on the wellbeing of the most vulnerable members of our community; rejects austerity budgets and corporate forms of university management; promotes a people-centered vision of the university; and builds solidarity among university workers across ranks at UMD and across institutions.
We welcome members from all departments, schools and colleges at UMD, and we apply the broadest definition of faculty: all those employed primarily in research and/or teaching at a professional level regardless of title, including standing faculty, contingent faculty, graduate scholars and instructors, and librarians, archivists, curators, and technicians whose work involves or substantially contributes to research or teaching.
We believe a better university is possible.
Executive Committee of UMD AAUP
President: Tita Chico
Vice President: Holly Brewer
Treasurer: Karin Rosemblatt
Secretary: Luka Arsenjuk
Executive Committee Member At-large #1: Solomon Comissiong
Executive Committee Member At-large #2: Louiqa Raschid