We are excited to write and invite you to the Labor Solidarity Picnic, which is being put on by the staff union AFSCME Local 1072 and the student organization USAS Local 54. UMD AAUP will also be participating and speaking at the event, and we encourage you all to consider coming. We believe strongly that […]
Author: UMD AAUP Executive Committee
Welcome Fall 2021 from UMD AAUP (+elections)!
The UMD AAUP Chapter is gearing up for an eventful year. As you may have heard, President Pines has hired the Huron Consulting Group to draft a Ten Year Strategic Plan for UMD. Our past strategic plans have reflected the recommendations of a committee representing the broader UMD community. Huron by contrast has earned a […]
Take Action for Higher Ed This Wednesday with UMD AAUP!
We hope you all have had a wonderful summer! We have been busy over the summer on a number of fronts and we will be in touch with more details on several exciting initiatives. But, in the meantime, there is an urgent issue we would like to draw your attention to and organize around. The […]
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 […]