Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the website of the Nassau Community College Advocacy Chapter of the American Association of University Professors. We hope that you will find this website a useful resource on the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and our chapter’s mission and goals.

The American Association of University Professors founded in 1915, is the one professional organization representing all faculties in higher education in our nation. In fact, the AAUP developed many of the landmark policies and standards that have shaped our profession and secured the type of academic freedom and integrity we hold dear today. For a century, the AAUP has diligently fought to protect academic freedom and shared governance and continues to do so. The AAUP has a prominent and recognized voice in Washington and we, the NCC faculty, need to be part of this national conversation. It is with this goal in mind that the Nassau Community College Advocacy Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (NAAC) was established. On our campus, we work to support our governance body, the Academic Senate and our faculty unions, the NCCFT and AFA. Our chapter is an Advocacy Chapter and is not involved with collective bargaining.

Each day brings concerns about the future of our students’ education and our profession. You need only open a newspaper, read a higher education blog or journal to ascertain the latest challenge to our profession. A sampling over the past few months includes: corporatization of education, MOOCS, performance based funding, college report cards, “Pay it Forward,” deterioration of shared governance and the failure of the Dream Act. Our chapter is addressing these critical issues and we hope you join us in these efforts.

If you are not already a member, please consider joining. You become a member of the NAAC by simply joining the AAUP. Just follow the link on the right side of our homepage (below on some devices). You will note that membership dues are calculated according to a sliding scale. Once you join, please email us at aaup@ncc.edu so we can keep our membership records up to date.

Kimberley Reiser, Ph.D.
Interim President, NCC AAUP Advocacy Chapter