814 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Campus mail stop 5401
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer I and Summer II Hours
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Last update 03/13/18 3:00 p.m.
The Western Michigan University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors
Founded in 1915, the American Association
of University Professors (AAUP) has helped to shape American higher education by developing the standards and procedures that maintain
quality in education and academic freedom in colleges and universities in the United States. The AAUP's mission is to advance academic
freedom and shared governance, define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and ensure higher education’s
contribution to the common good.
The Western Michigan University chapter was founded in 1950 to champion the causes of academic
freedom, shared governance, and due process here on our own campus and to advocate for higher education as a public good. In March
1974, Western’s board-appointed faculty voted to unionize, and the WMU-AAUP became a collective-bargaining chapter.
WMU-AAUP is a thriving organization of WMU’s nearly 900 board-appointed faculty members. We are an active community of teachers, scholars,
researchers, and artists committed to student success and academic excellence. The WMU-AAUP is a faculty-driven, faculty-led organization
that continues to advocate for academic freedom, due process, shared governance, and the preservation of higher education as a public
Association Council meeting: Fri, March 16, 1:30pm 157 Bernhard Center
Fourth Friday Happy Hour
Friday, March 23, 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Arcadia Brewing Company, 701 E Michigan Ave