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FAMCO – The Faculty Association of Monmouth University

The Faculty Association of Monmouth University is commonly called FAMCO, dating its name from its formation when Monmouth was a college.

FAMCO is a part of the AAUP and has been a major force in the development of professional standards and procedures at the University.

The association’s main responsibilities continue to be:

  • negotiating agreements with the University that cover: salaries; benefits; procedures and standards for continuance; tenure and promotion; teaching loads; and service and scholarship requirements.
  • protecting faculty members by providing interpretations of the Agreement and a grievance system.
  • encouraging collegiality by holding open meetings, discussions, debates, and providing refreshments.


Monthly membership meetings are held from 2:45 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.

Fall 2019

  • Wednesday, September 18 in Student Center Anacon A
  • Wednesday, October 16 in Pozycki 115 Lecture Hall
  • Wednesday, November 20 in Wilson Auditorium

Spring 2020

  • Wednesday, February 19 in Wilson Auditorium
  • Wednesday, April 15 in Wilson Auditorium

Why join the Union?

Because  there is strength in numbers, and a strong union can …

  • increase the power of faculty to bargain for better salaries, benefits, and working conditions;
  • provide a powerful voice for faculty governance in university decision-making;
  • protect academic freedom and ensure fair procedures for reappointment, tenure, and promotion;
  • protect non-tenure track faculty against further shifts toward contingency;
  • protect individual members through a formal contract grievance process;
  • provide critical legal counsel on behalf of its interests in the grievance and negotiation process;
  • increase our solidarity with our colleagues across campus employee unions to support equity for all;
  • protect the dignity, autonomy, and status of the professoriate itself;
  • push broadly for social justice in the face of troubling changes affecting higher education writ large.


The mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education; to promote the economic security of faculty, academic professionals, graduate students, post‐doctoral fellows, and all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education; to help the higher education community organize to make our goals a reality; and to ensure higher education’s contribution to the common good.

AAUP Resources

AAUP Redbook

AAUP Statement of Academic Freedom

Protecting Academic Freedom

AAUP Statement on Academic Unionism

AAUP State of the Profession reports

*Information about the NJ AAUP Council

Informal Glossary of AAUP Terms and Abbreviations

National AAUP News

Academic Unionism Library

Executive Committee Members

June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2022

Executive Officers

Executive Committee


FAMCO Travel Coordinator

Wobbe F. Koning, MFA

Photo of Wobbe F. Koning, MFA



FAMCO Assistant

Rebecca S. Hanly

Photo of Rebecca S. Hanly


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