By Olivia Krauth–

U of L’s chapter of American Association of University Professors has been defunct for a decade, but that may change soon.

History professor Mark Blum is currently canvassing interest in reviving the chapter, which focuses on “academic freedom and shared governance,” among other things.

“There seems to be a renewed voice among faculty that touch upon issues of governance and other faculty rights,” Blum said. “The AAUP has traditionally interacted with University administration as an informed spokesperson for issues of governance that involve faculty interests and established rights.”

The AAUP has three organizations under their name: the AAUP, the AAUP-CBC (labor union version) and the AAUP Foundation.