The Pepperdine University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) was launched in May, 2016.

Our Chapter’s Mission:

  • DEFEND ACADEMIC FREEDOM AT PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY AND THROUGHOUT ACADEME

  • PROMOTE FACULTY PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNANCE AT PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY

  • PROTECT AND ADVANCE THE PROFESSIONAL STATUS AND INTERESTS OF ALL FACULTY

  • PROMOTE AND SUPPORT A CULTURE OF INCLUSIVITY AND TOLERANCE

 
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: HANK REICHMAN, First Vice President of AAUP, and chapter officers for 2017-2018: BARBARA INGRAM (Secretary, from GSEP), MAIRE MULLINS (President, from Seaver) and REYNA GARCÍA RAMOS (Vice-President, from GSEP).

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: HANK REICHMAN, First Vice President of AAUP, and chapter officers for 2017-2018: BARBARA INGRAM (Secretary, from GSEP), MAIRE MULLINS (President, from Seaver) and REYNA GARCÍA RAMOS (Vice-President, from GSEP).

 

HOSTING ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF    CALIFORNIA CHAPTERS OF AAUP, CA-AAUP

FEBRUARY, 2018

The photo above is from our roundtable discussion "Efforts to Improve Shared Governance at Private Universities." This was a case study presentation where Pepperdine University and Whittier College faculty discussed the story of our faculties’ efforts to achieve not only a “place at the table,” but recognition that our voice should have weight in decision-making processes.

CHALLENGES FOR 2018-2019

 

“Faculty representatives should be selected by the faculty according to procedures determined by the faculty."

— From the AAUP: Statement on Government of Colleges and Universities

 

Faculty Participation in Budgeting

(from AAUP statement: The Role of the Faculty in Budgetary and Salary Matters)

The faculty should participate both in the preparation of the total institutional budget and (within the framework of the total budget) in decisions relevant to the further apportioning of its specific fiscal divisions (salaries, academic programs, tuition, physical plant and grounds, and so on). The soundness of resulting decisions should be enhanced if an elected representa­tive committee of the faculty participates in deciding on the overall allocation of institutional resources and the proportion to be devoted directly to the academic program. This committee should be given access to all information that it requires to perform its task effectively, and it should have the opportunity to confer periodically with representatives of the administration and governing board.

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Go to AAUP.org to learn more about this organization. We believe that by growing our membership we will strengthen our voice and help change governance from "top down" to truly "shared." 

Our membership roster is confidential. Even if you don't want to join, please visit this website and stay abreast of our activities, achievements, and challenges. 

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Your dues category is based on your annual academic income.

Band 1 ($30,000 or less): $62 Annually or $5.17 Monthly
Band 2 ($30,001-$40,000): $79 Annually or $6.58 Monthly
Band 3 ($40,001-$50,000): $103 Annually or $8.58 Monthly
Band 4 ($50,001-$60,000): $126 Annually or $10.50 Monthly
Band 5 ($60,001-$70,00): $172 Annually or $14.33 Monthly
Band 6 ($70,001-$80,000): $201 Annually or $16.75 Monthly
Band 7 ($80,001-$100,000): $226 Annually or $18.83 Monthly
Band 8 ($100,001-$120,000): $248 Annually or $20.67 Monthly
Band 9 (More than $120,000): $272 Annually or $22.67 Monthly