Welcome message from AAUP@KSU Chapter President Timothy Hedeen.
Welcome to the website of AAUP@KSU, our campus chapter of the national AAUP. Our chapter is a vibrant organization, with over seventy KSU faculty as members, representing every college in the university.
In recent years we have helped create and implement the shared governance system at Kennesaw State, including the faculty senate, department and college faculty councils, and the administrative review process.
We continue to represent faculty interests and respond to concerns related to academic freedom, shared governance, and fair process. Please join us as we continue to advocate for equitable faculty compensation, transparent decision-making, and other important concerns. We hope you can join us at our monthly business meetings and faculty social hours. Please see our schedule of upcoming events below.
Then, join AAUP@KSU*
Please send $10 by cash or check (made out to “AAUP@KSU”) to our Treasurer, Dr. Deborah Smith, Campus MD #2202. Dr. Smith will issue a receipt and put you on the chapter email list.
* Only paid-up members of the national AAUP are eligible to join the local chapter.
Upcoming AAUP@KSU Meetings & Activities
The AAUP provides may other services to members and to the academic community besides its defense of Academic Freedom and appropriate governance:
Lobbying: The AAUP maintains an active lobbying campaign at the state and national level. For each Congressional session it sets priorities in areas like appropriations, labor law, immigration, intellectual property, and academic freedom. It provides periodic reports to members on legislative activity of interest and mobilizes members to communicate with their legislators on vital issues. The Georgia conference of the AAUP has a strong record of legislative lobbying on issues of interest to faculty, including salary levels, changes in the retirement system and sick leave policies.
Legal Services: AAUP’s legal office provide workshops and other presentations nationwide. Its staff provides legal advice and assistance to members and institutions, and submits amicus briefs to the Supreme Court and appellate courts to protect vital academic rights and prerogatives.
Research: The AAUP’s Research Office collects compiles and makes accessible information of interest to members and their institution, most notably The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession which compares salaries for faculty at institutions across the nation.