Author: UMD AAUP Executive Committee

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 strategic plan this year. Why is this important? The USM plan is central to defining the role of Maryland’s public universities, and it […]

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 to lay out ways that everyone can get involved–at whatever level of engagement makes best sense to each of you.  […]

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 University Faculty (UMD AAUP) because we believe a different university is possible.  If you too believe in a more just, […]

Immediate Action to support for UMD Grad Students!

Dear colleagues, UMD AAUP has some very exciting news to share soon—so be on the lookout for another email from us soon!—but in the meantime there is a very important issue that we would like to ask you to take action on.Did you know that UMD graduate student stipends, when adjusted for the staggeringly high […]

Support for legislation for grad students & MCE reform!

Dear UMD AAUP members, We are writing to ask you to consider taking action on two important pieces of legislation that directly impact members of the UMD campus community. The first is SB0658—a bill advanced by the Fearless Student Employees (FSE) of UMD that would grant graduate students the right to collectively bargain with the […]