Texas AAUP-AFT Welcomes New Chapters at 12 Universities Across Texas-Texas AFT

In a significant development for academic freedom and faculty empowerment in the Lone Star State, the Texas AAUP-AFT (American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers) has announced the establishment of new chapters at 12 universities across Texas. This milestone marks a major expansion of the organization’s presence in the state, further solidifying its commitment to promoting academic excellence, protecting faculty rights, and fostering a more inclusive and equitable higher education environment.

The newly formed chapters represent a diverse range of institutions, from large public research universities to smaller private colleges and community colleges. The universities welcoming AAUP-AFT chapters include the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, University of Houston, University of North Texas, Texas State University, and seven others.

The establishment of these new chapters is a testament to the growing demand among Texas faculty for a stronger voice in academic governance and a more active role in shaping the future of higher education in the state. By joining the AAUP-AFT, faculty members at these institutions are committing to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity, promoting shared governance, and advocating for policies that benefit students, faculty, and the broader community.

The Texas AAUP-AFT has a long history of advocating for faculty rights, academic freedom, and student access to quality education. With the addition of these new chapters, the organization is poised to amplify its impact, providing a more robust and unified voice for faculty across the state. The organization’s leadership has pledged to work closely with the new chapters to provide support, resources, and training, ensuring that faculty members are equipped to effectively advocate for their interests and those of their students.

This development is a significant step forward for higher education in Texas, and the Texas AAUP-AFT looks forward to working with its new chapters to promote a more just, equitable, and academically excellent environment for all.

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