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Why We Need Collective Bargaining: The Campaign for a More Just and Democratic Workplace

Between November 3rd and 7th UMD AAUP members voted on whether to move forward with a campaign for collective bargaining rights for all faculty (including librarians and postdoctoral associates) in the University System of Maryland, Morgan State University (MSU), and St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM). Out of 151 votes…
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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…
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What’s in UMD’s Wallet? Presentation of Our Comprehensive Financial Analysis of UMD

We are excited to present the results of the UMD AAUP-commissioned comprehensive financial analysis of UMD College Park on Friday, April 22nd at 2pm. Professor Howard Bunsis, a distinguished professor of accounting and expert on university finances, will lead us through his analysis. All attendees much register in advance for…
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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…
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Welcome Email Round #2

The UMD AAUP Chapter is gearing up for an eventful year. President Pines has hired the Huron Consulting…
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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 taken some crucial steps to mitigate the spread of COVID19 and also to express our…
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UMD AAUP Concerned about Elements of University’s Ten-year Strategic Planning Process

11 October 2021 Dear Provost Rice, We write in reference to the Strategic Planning process that you announced to the UMD community in your recent email on 23 September 2021. We recognize the importance of this periodic exercise, especially given the new leadership on our campus. We are concerned about…
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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…
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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…
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