UW-W Chapter of the AAUP
This is the website of the UW-W Chapter of the AAUP. For information on joining, click the link above. We are experiencing a grave challenge to the future of our university on a number of fronts. In essence, the university -- and the university system -- is facing a capture on behalf of corporate interests, evident in part in the extent to which the concept of "fiscal" is being privileged in policies, strategic goals, etc. I know some will say this is a new reality, but it is a reality that must be countered insofar as we know that true learning cannot be conducted without thoughts, experiments, and reading that is conducted outside of -- and in some cases, impervious to -- strictly utilitarians ways of thinking.
We cannot retain these conditions -- the traditional conditions of the university -- without standing together, colleague with colleague, discipline with discipline, regardless of your academic status. We are all committed to the same thing: the education of our students, the betterment of society, and the ability of all people to engage in the pursuit of happiness. Such requires a public sphere and a public spirit. Your AAUP chapter urges you to join, get involved, so that we can stand together in our noble enterprise.
Click join now above or contact one of our officers to join today.