NMU-AAUP History

Here Lies Academic FreedomThe NMU-AAUP has been representing faculty at Northern Michigan University since 1976.

To get a sense for how things were in the early days of the NMU-AAUP at NMU, we invite you to read information provided by NMU’s Archivist and AAUP member Marcus Robyns, and to view his PowerPoint presentation, “Blood on the Table: The Battle for Shared Governance at NMU, 1967-1976”:

NMU-AAUP Very Short History




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The NMU-AAUP continues to work hard on behalf of AAUP members. During the spring of 2015 for instance, the NMU administration was essentially asking full-time faculty members to take a pay cut due to dramatic increases in health insurance premiums and co-pays. Despite being in a difficult negotiating environment with declining enrollment and Right to Work laws about to kick in, the NMU-AAUP was able to negotiate a far better contract than the administration had been offering for six months. These negotiations also secured a 12 percent raise over five years for contingent faculty at NMU.

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