Welcome to the home page of the Misericordia University chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Misericordia is a small, Catholic liberal arts-based university in northeastern Pennsylvania. We have a full time student population of 2,879, 69% women, 31% men, and 134 full time faculty.  Our chapter is dedicated to creating the best learning and teaching environment possible by advocating for the policies and recommendations of the AAUP.  The purposes of this chapter are to:

1. Support the policies and goals of the AAUP, and in all matters act in harmony with the principles and procedures of the national Association and its constitution;

2. Facilitate the cooperation of teachers and research scholars in universities and colleges, and in professional schools of similar grade, for the promotion of the interests of higher education and research, and in general to increase the usefulness and advance the standards, ideals, and welfare of the profession.

3. Defend academic freedom at Misericordia University and throughout academe;

4. Encourage faculty participation in governance at Misericordia University;

5. Protect and advance the professional status and interests of all faculty;

6. Facilitate the dissemination of information on higher education principles and practices;

7. Inform the academic community about AAUP standards and policy statements; and

8. Develop necessary and proper chapter programs for the accomplishment of the aforementioned purposes.

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Stuff of Interest

  • Northeast Pennsylvania AAUP Alliance Conference, February 27, 2015 The Northeast Pennsylvania AAUP Alliance Conference, Saturday 8-4:30, February 27, at Misericordia University: "Best Practices in Higher Education: Grounding Priorities in the Common Good,"  was a great success ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2017, 8:58 AM by Mark Painter
  • Report of Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, 2014-15 The AAUP national office work on academic freedom is carried out primarily by the Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance (a group of five staff members within the national ...
    Posted Aug 5, 2015, 10:03 AM by Mark Painter
  • Posts Check back for posts on news and events.
    Posted May 15, 2015, 2:16 PM by Mark Painter
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