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AAUP Leadership: Calling All Members!

February 15, 2022 / PSU-AAUP

The PSU-AAUP union is powered by our members, and participation in a leadership role is a great way to get involved and become more informed about university and union issues. Likewise, you get to work with a great team of people who care deeply about our union, our members, and students. As a member of our union’s Executive Council, you would engage in ongoing collaboration and decision-making as a representative of the union membership. 

For the President and VP roles, there is a buyout for your time:

  • For faculty, that means a course reduction
  • For APs and non-instructional faculty, this means a workload reduction or an overload

What’s the work timeline?

For elected positions this Spring, the term begins on or shortly after May 1 and extends for either one or two years, depending on the open position.

What are the roles?

If you’d like to test out the role, we have some interim positions that we are looking to fill from now until the end of April. These positions include:

  • Secretary
  • Councilor-at-Large

Our Annual Spring election will include the following open positions:

  • President (2 years)
  • Vice President of Membership and Organizing (2 years)
  • Vice President of Collective Bargaining (2 years)
  • Vice President of Legislative Affairs (1 year)
  • Vice President of Strategic Communications (2 year)
  • VP of Grievances and Academic Freedom (1 year)
  • Secretary (1 year)
  • Councilors at Large-4 positions (2 years)

You can read more about what serving in a leadership role entails and what roles are responsible for in Article II: Membership and Association of our constitution and bylaws. One-year open positions will be up for re-election in May 2023 for a two-year term.  

Who do I talk to today about joining our Union Leadership?

  • If you’d like to talk with someone on the Executive Council about a leadership role, please reach out to Courtney Bailey,, you can also speak to your Unit Rep

Find your Union representative here.

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