AAUP Statement of Purpose

The University of Biomedical and Health Sciences of New Jersey (BHSNJ) Chapter of the American Association of University Professors represents all faculty and librarians in the following units who are at or above 0.5 FTE at:

New Jersey Medical School;

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine;

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences;

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School;

Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine;

School of Nursing;

School of Public Health; and School of Health Related Professions

The principal purpose of AAUP is to work cooperatively with Rutgers and Rowan to solve problems and take action with respect to matters of mutual concern, including:

The maintenance and improvement of the quality of medical, dental, nursing, and health-related professions education in New Jersey;

The support of the principles and policies of the AAUP, including academic freedom, tenure, and shared-governance;

The pursuit of quality and equity in academic employment relationships;

The furtherance of the economic welfare and well being of the members of the AAUP at Rutgers and Rowan and those represented by the AAUP through collective negotiations;

The administration and enforcement of the contract between AAUP and Rutgers and AAUP and Rowan in accordance with the collective negotiations agreement and the laws of the State of New Jersey; and Communication to/from its membership to/from BHSNJ and to/from National AAUP.

Excerpted and adapted from June 15, 2000 Biomedical and Health Sciences of New Jersey Council of AAUP Chapters Bylaws.

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As of July 1, 2013, based on the integration of SOM with Rowan University and the integration of the remaining units of the former UMDNJ with Rutgers University (as per the New 
Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act as of 2012) AAUP-UMDNJ became AAUP-BHSNJ.

 Faculty and Librarians of the former UMDNJ at both Rutgers and Rowan (and those hired into units of the former UMDNJ) are now part of the Biomedical and Health Sciences of New Jersey American Association of University Professors unit, AAUP-BHSNJ.