Temple and TAUP to begin negotiations

Dear Members of the Temple Community, 

In the coming weeks, Temple University representatives will meet with the Temple Association of University Professionals (TAUP) to negotiate a new contract. The current agreement is set to expire Sunday, Oct. 15. 

It is true that Temple is facing some challenges, many of which have been previously documented. It is also true that both Temple’s administration and TAUP may have different perspectives on exactly what the university’s approach should be in overcoming these challenges. 

TAUP and the university also have a shared goal, which is to enable our outstanding faculty, librarians and academic professionals to continue providing students with the excellent education that is a hallmark of Temple University. Good faith negotiations, though sometimes difficult, have allowed us to achieve this goal time and time again for more than 30 years.  

I am confident that negotiators for the university and TAUP will continue to work in the spirit of cooperation, with an earnest focus on reaching a fair agreement that benefits both parties. More than anything else, our students’ best interests will always be the top priority. 

For more information on TAUP negotiations, see this Temple Now article

We are committed to keeping you informed on the negotiations as they move forward. 

Thank you for all that you do for the Temple University community. 


JoAnne A. Epps 
Acting President