September 15, 2015
A group of Faculty at National University (NU) have organized an AAUP Advocacy Chapter and are proud to join the tens of thousands of other faculty across California and the nation who belong to the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the premier professional association for higher education in the United States. The Advocacy Chapter has been formally recognized by the National AAUP Organization and a formal announcement was made on September 9, 2015 to the Chair of the NU Board of Trustees and the NU President. In establishing the NU AAUP Advocacy Chapter, chapter members join other highly respected California research and teaching institutions like the University of California, San Diego, University of San Diego, San Diego State University, Whittier College, UCLA, University of Redlands, Santa Clara University, and scores of others. National University is a private, non-profit institution that does not provide tenure for its faculty. The NU AAUP Chapter believes it can be a voice that promotes and defends academic freedom, shared governance, and due process for university faculty. Historically, National University’s Faculty have fared well without tenure and collective bargaining, but there have been cases where ignored shared governance and failed due process issues have threatened this legacy. The new NU AAUP Chapter believes it can be a positive force to address and resolve such issues in the future before they become harmful to the University.
Information on the NUAAUP Chapter, including elected officers and contact information may be found at nuaaup.org.
[NUAAUP Advocacy Chapter Contact: George Beckwith, Ed. D., President: firstname.lastname@example.org; cell: (951) 347-6091 ]