This is the site of the University of Southern Maine chapter of the Associated Faculties of the Universities of Maine / Maine Education Association / National Education Association. The Board of Trustees of the University of Maine System recognizes AFUM as the sole and exclusive bargaining agent for University of Maine System employees in the faculty bargaining unit.
The mission of USM AFUM is:
To work for the advancement of higher education and the improvement of educational opportunities for the people of Maine.
To promote among the faculty of the University of Southern Maine the highest professional practices and a spirit of professional ethics.
To cooperate with community organizations and civic bodies for the improvement of education and to inform the public of the functions and problems of public higher education.
To promote the professional welfare of the members of the University of Southern Maine faculty by improving salaries, tenure, retirement systems and other conditions of employment, including those for faculty research and scholarship, so as to attract and retain highly qualified faculty.
To represent the interests of faculty of the University of Southern Maine to the Associated Faculties of the University of Maine System.
To represent the interests of faculty of the University of Southern Maine in campus affairs.