Fall 2006 Special Edition >
John McLucas, Professor, Modern Languages
Towson AAUP President
Welcome back to school, and I know that all of us
on the faculty join in wishing a special welcome to new faculty members.
I had the opportunity to meet many of our new colleagues at an event
this summer, and I can assure everyone that Towson’s new hires
continue to be outstanding.
We will kick off this year’s programs and membership
drive with an event that should be a lot of fun: a “Faculty and
Friends” crab-feast/bull roast on Friday evening, September 29.
Details are given on the front page of this newsletter. The faculty
price is $25, of which $15 will be used to pay your annual chapter dues.
(“Friends” will pay $35.) This represents a significant
underwriting by the chapter and indicates how eager we are to begin
the year with a strong membership. I hope to see all of you there.
The main agenda will be to have as much crazy fun
as possible; however, there will be a few microphone-moments to outline
priorities and programs for the coming academic year. Brace yourselves
for my sales-pitch on the importance of joining the national AAUP as
well as our local chapter. Forms will be available at the event for
various payment options, including payroll-deduction.
I want to thank all of you for the work you do on
behalf of the university, our colleagues, and most of all our students.
I hope this is a productive and exciting year for all of us.