Essex professors open organization chapter

March 12, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Faculty members at Essex Community College have formed a chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which represents faculty at colleges and universities nationwide.

Margaret Guchemand, head of the music department, was elected president of the group. A membership drive is under way and professors say they are concerned about the issues of preserving academic freedom, tenure and due process. Faculty from the campuses at Dundalk and Catonsville have been invited to join.

In June, AAUP censured Essex Community College officials for firing four professors from tenured positions in 1994. The organization found the school had violated principles governing academic freedom and job security.

Pub Date: 3/12/96

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