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The Ohio State Chapter of AAUP has been active for many years working within the governance system to better conditions and representation for all faculty. We regard membership in AAUP as a privilege, and a way of paying our debt to our mentors and colleagues who have helped us into the future. AAUP was founded in 1915 to defend academic freedom and tenure, advocate collegial governance, and develop policies ensuring due process. It, and we of the OSU Chapter, remain committed to these ideals.

Issues of additional concern at OSU include:

* corporatization of the university and preservation of a strong faculty role in governance,

* reasonable compensation for all faculty,

* continued faculty access to high-quality health care, and

* enhanced faculty involvement in all matters within their purview.