Volume 2007 No. 1

Spring, 2007


From Contingent Faculty to On-line Teaching: The View at the Maryland Conference of the AAUP

by Ed Hirschman, History (Emeritus)

The Maryland General Assembly is giving increased attention to the rights and compensation of “contingent faculty” – adjuncts and non-tenure-track lecturers, whose numbers are growing in state universities and colleges.

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President's Corner

AAUP President John McLucas looks at the top issues concerning the faculty:  workload, salary, lecturers, promotion and tenure, and faculty solidarity.

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Notes from the President's Corner

  • A tip of the hat to an old friend of the Towson AAUP, and

  • Welcome news about a popular, but not-so-old rite of autumn.
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Teaching Load and Salary Compression among the Topics  Discussed at Spring Meeting

If you were unlucky enough to miss it, Secretary Doug Ross's minutes of the spring meeting will fill you in on just about all you need to know.
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Membership Strong, but Needs to Grow

Jennifer Ballengee is moving on to bigger and better things - the Vice Presidency of the Towson AAUP!  In her final report as treasurer, she discusses membership in both the local and the national Association.
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News from the Senate

Senate President Tim Sullivan discusses COLA, Merit, and Salary Compression.



Your Faculty at Work:

College Representatives

  • Jim Anthony (Music), COFAC
  • Doug Ross (Management), CBE
  • Alex Storrs (Physics), FCSM
  • Sharon Buchbinder (Health Science), CHP
  • Barbara Laster (Reading), COE
  • John McLucas (Foreign Languages) or Jennifer Ballengee (English), CLA.

Committee Chairs:

  • Committee on Contingent Faculty: Julie Reiser (English)
  • Committee on the Status of Women: Ayse Dayi (Women’s Studies) and Leticia Romo (Foreign Languages)
  • Junior Faculty Committee: Matt Durington (Sociology, Anthropology,and Criminal Justice)
  • Faculty Grievance Committe: Nicole Dombrowski (History)

President's Corner

Towson AAUP President John McLucas discusses current activities and issues facing the faculty association.

AAUP Officers:


© 2007 Towson University