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AAUP At-Large Chapter

At the June 2019 AAUP Annual Meeting, the membership voted to approve a set of organizational changes as part of the association’s restructuring proposal, including the creation of a new at-large chapter, effective January 1, 2020. The at-large chapter is made up of individual AAUP members who are not eligible for membership in a campus chapter of the AAUP. An overview of restructuring is available here.

The primary purpose of the new at-large chapter is to provide its members with the opportunity to nominate and elect delegates to the AAUP biennial meeting, where the delegates will cast the votes of the chapter in the election of AAUP officers and on other matters. As a national chapter, the at-large chapter does not represent individual members in disputes, nor does it intervene on behalf of its members at their institutions. At-large chapter members are encouraged to form their own campus AAUP chapter if they are interested in addressing specific issues or situations on their campus. 

At-Large Chapter Bylaws

Interim Officers

Jane Buck, President (2021)
Psychology, Delaware State University

Rana Jaleel, Vice President (2021)
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, University of California, Davis

Sally Dear-Healy, Secretary-Treasurer (2021)
Sociology/Anthropology, State University of New York at Cortland

Nomination Notice

Nominations are being sought for the position of AAUP at-large chapter delegate(s) and alternates to the Biennial Meeting of the American Association of University Professors to take place in Arlington, Virginia, on June 19 and 20, 2020.  Chapter delegates will attend and represent the chapter at the Biennial Meeting, and will cast the votes of the chapter in the election of AAUP officers to be held at the Biennial Meeting.

The at-large chapter is entitled to between 8 and 10 delegates (the exact number will be determined based on the chapter membership as of April 1, 2020). Alternate delegates will replace delegates who are unable to serve. Any chapter member in good standing is eligible to be nominated, or to nominate another member, as delegate or alternate. A member may self-nominate for the position.

The chapter delegates who attend the biennial meeting and are credentialed shall be entitled to cast ballots in an election or weighted vote equal to the total number of members from the chapter. If the chapter has more than one credentialed delegate, each delegate shall be entitled to an equal portion of the votes to which the chapter is entitled, with the delegation distributing any remaining votes.

There are limited funds to reimburse at-large chapter delegates for a portion of the lodging and travel expenses incurred in attending the Biennial Meeting.  

The delegate(s) elected will serve a term from the date of the election until the close of the Association Biennial meeting for which they are elected.

Nominations for at-large chapter delegate or alternate must be made in writing either by email or by US mail and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 20, 2020.

Email Address:

Mail Address: AAUP At-Large Chapter, 1133 19th Street NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20036

In the event that there is only one nominee for each position after nominations have closed and prior to ballot distribution, that nominee will be considered elected by acclamation and no ballot vote will be held.

In the event of a ballot election, a notice of election will be mailed to the last known home address of each chapter member.