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The Tennessee Conference of the American Association of University Professors


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Welcome to the Tennessee Conference of the American Association of University Professors website

    Founded in 1915, the purpose of the AAUP is to:

  • advance academic freedom and shared governance.

  • define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education.

  • ensure higher educationís contribution to the common good.

The Tennessee Conference of the AAUP is grateful to past president Scott McMillan who secured a Conference Development Grant from National AAUP to replace the former Tennessee Conference AAUP website. The present AAUP Conference President Josephine McQuail revived the website with the help of a website developer (2016).

    
President of Tennessee AAUP Conference: 2016-18:
Josephine McQuail
, Tennessee Technological University (TTU) jmcquail@tntech.edu
(931) 520-0449

Vice President for 4 Year Public Universities 2016-18:
Julia Gruber, TTU juliabaker@tntech.edu
(931) 644-6165

Vice President for Community Colleges, 2016-18:Diane Eagle, Nashville State Community College (NSCC) ouezzane3891@yahoo.com
(615) 353-3764

Vice President for Private Universities
VACANT

Secretary 2016-18: Yvonne Simerman, NSCC yvonne112562@att.net  (615) 353-3482

Treasurer 2016-18: Dora Estes NSCC dorasts6@gmail.com
(615) 597-6689

Webmaster, appointed by Ex-com, 2016-18:Sharon Henry, TTU skhenry@tntech.edu  (931) 372-6371

AAUP Past President, 2016-18 and legislative liaison: Coley McGinnis (retired) Tennessee State University (TSU) coleymac@comcast.net
(615) 356-5993

President of the TN Conference, 2014-16: Scott McMillan, Volunteer State Community College.

The Tennessee Conference of the AAUP provides services to its constituent colleges and universities and to the state as a whole, and strives to protect the rights of all faculty members in Tennessee public and private institutions, whether they are full-time or adjunct, tenured, tenure track, or non-tenure track. We attempt to help government officials, the media and the general public understand the importance of higher education in helping students become more competitive in a global economy and more capable of exercising their rights and responsibilities as citizens, and to convey the vital role that faculty plays in achieving those goals.

Our role is especially important now as Governor Bill Haslam has, without meaningful input by higher education faculty themselves, or indeed then Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan who resigned as a consequence of the governor's decree, in proposing the FOCUS Act (approved by the legislature 2015), dissolved the Board of Regents as governing body of 4 year institutions in favor of individual private boards, members of which Governor Haslam will appoint. While faculty representatives to the individual Boards will be appointed with faculty input, their terms are only 2 years, compared to the 6 years of the 8 other Board members, and the sole student member will have a term of only one year and will not have a vote. There will also be only ONE faculty representative on each university's Board. The faculty voice is obviously marginalized in this new individual governing Board structure. Thus, Tennessee faculty need to make their voices heard wherever and whenever possible.

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Josephine A. McQuail
President, Tennessee Conference, TN AAUP
JMcQuail@tntech.edu
phone: (931) 520-0449

 

 


 

 

 


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