Welcome to the MTSU Chapter of the AAUP

Welcome to the website of the MTSU chapter of the American Association of University Professors. Since its founding in 1915, the AAUP has played a key part in shaping higher education in the US by promoting quality in education and defending academic freedm. If you have any questions or need to contact MTSU's AAUP chapter, please  email Pippa Holloway, Chapter President 2016-17, at Pippa.Holloway@mtsu.edu or pippa.holloway@gmail.com
The purpose of the American Association of University Professors is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good
The Tennessee State Conference of AAUP holds two meetings per year, lobbies the General Assembly on higher education issues, and monitors legislation and changes to TBR and UT policies.
Each new member of AAUP strengthens our faculty voice on campus and across the state and nation. At MTSU, your AAUP colleagues monitor changes to university policies regarding academic freedom, tenure, and promotion; advocate for better salaries and benefits, including those for adjunct faculty; and assist faculty who believe their rights have been violated.
For an example of the difference AAUP members are making in the state of Tennessee, read Dr. Alfred Lutz's message about changes he spearheaded in TBR policies on academic freedom. 


MTSU Chapter Officers for 2016-2017

  • President: Professor Pippa Holloway, History

  • President-Elect: tba

  • Secretary-Treasurer: Professor Jackie Eller, Sociology and Anthropology

  • Membership Chair and Website Manager: Associate Professor Becky King, English

  • At-Large Member: Professor Norman Weatherby, Health and Human Performance 

New officers of the Tennessee Conference of AAUP 2016-2017:

  • President: Josephine A. McQuail, Professor, English, Tennessee Technological University  

  • VP of Public Universities: Julia Gruber

  • VP of Two Year Colleges: Diane Eagle 

  • Secretary: Yvonne Simerman 

  • Treasurer: Dora Estes, RODP Adjunct, Nashville State

  • State Delegates to the AAUP National Convention: Dora Estes and Josie McQuail