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  • Capitol Hill Day | AAUP
    Students The Academic Bill of Rights Minority Serving Institutions Post Tenure Review Retirement Sexual Diversity Gender Identity Teaching Evaluation Tenure Women in Higher Education Reports Publications AAUP Policies Reports Academe Economic Status Report Compensation Survey Bulletin of the AAUP The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home Our Programs Government Relations Academic Freedom Shared Governance Research Legal Program Government Relations Federal Government State Governments Capitol Hill Day GR Archive Education Training Coalitions Awards Capitol Hill Day On Capitol Hill Day professors from across the country visit Congress to talk with their representatives and senators about academic freedom funding and other issues affecting higher education The day is capped with a reception on Capitol Hill Position papers for Capitol Hill Day 2015 2015 Access Affordability and Protections for College Students pdf Position Papers from Past Capitol Hill Days Note that the contact information on these past position papers may no longer be valid current inquiries about the AAUP s government relations activities should be sent to govtrelations aaup org 2014 Access and Affordability for College Students pdf Political Interference in Research pdf Sensible Regulations that Protect Students and Taxpayers pdf 2013 Access and Affordability for College Students pdf Political Interference in Research pdf Appointments to Agencies Protecting Worker Rights pdf 2012 Access and Affordability for College Students pdf Federally Supported Research Funding And Public Access pdf 2011 Invest in Access Research and Teaching pdf Science Academic Freedom and Public Policy pdf Higher Education Regulation pdf 2010 Preserving Quality and Expanding Access pdf Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act pdf

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/our-work/government-relations/capitol-hill-day (2016-02-13)
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  • GR Archive | AAUP
    support passage of the legislation Follow up re Whistleblowers Protection Enhancement Act Letter to the chair and ranking member of the Senate Subcomittee on Oversight and Government Management The Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia 6 16 2009 Age Discrimination in Employment Act ADEA Letter to the Executive Secretariat Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 5 29 2009 Follow up re Border Searches Letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security 3 20 2009 Ideological Exclusions Letter to the Attorney General the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security 3 18 2009 Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act Letter to President Obama and several members of congress 1 27 2009 Transparency in the Financial Bailout Bill Letter to the chair and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs 9 23 2008 Free Speech Protection Act Statement supporting the Act July 2008 Border Searches of Electronic Materials Letter to the chair and ranking member of the House Committee on Homeland Security 5 1 2008 Classified Materials Letter to the White House Chief of Staff 4 11 2008 Other Activities Maryland Law School Clinics vs Perdue Chicken Student practitioners at the University of Maryland School of Law s environmental law clinic under the direction of their faculty advisers drew the ire of the Maryland Senate when they filed suit against an Eastern Shore chicken farm and one of the state s largest employers The suit against poultry giant Perdue accused it and the farm of multiple violations of Maryland environmental laws In response to the lawsuit an amendment was added to the state s budget bill that proposed cutting 500 000 from the law school s appropriation unless the clinic provided details to the legislature about its clients finances and cases from the past five years According to one of the amendment s strongest and most vocal supporters Maryland State Senator J Lowell Stoltzfus senators wanted to send a clear message the law school should not target small farmers when choosing cases In the period immediately following the amendment s introduction and passage in the Senate the AAUP was joined by other defenders of academic freedom and the law school in opposing it Budget conferees arrived at a compromise that requires the environmental law clinic to submit information about its clients and its outside funding sources for the past two years or risk a 250 000 reduction in the state s appropriation to the law school AAUP Action General Secretary Gary Rhoades wrote a letter to the president of the Maryland Senate Thomas V Mike Miller Jr and the speaker of the House of Delegates Michael E Busch on April 7 making it clear that the AAUP viewed the action against the law school s funding as a threat to academic freedom Louisiana Law School Clinics vs Oil Gas Petrochemical Lobby In response to the work of the work of Tulane s law students Louisiana legislators in March introduced Senate Bill 549 to prevent student legal clinicians at any

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/our-programs/government-relations/gr-archive (2016-02-13)
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  • Henry T. Yost Congressional Recognition Award | AAUP
    You are here Home Henry T Yost Congressional Recognition Award Background This award was created in memory of Henry Tom Yost who served as the chair of the national AAUP s Committee on Government Relations for a number of years and then as president of the Association from 1980 81 Eligibility The award is given to a member of the United States House of Representatives or Senate in recognition of outstanding leadership in higher education preferably during but not limited to the previous year Guidelines Nominations are submitted in the form of supporting letters and biographical material An AAUP member chapter or state conference can provide the primary nomination of the award Nomination letters should discuss any examples of the candidate s strong commitment to higher education and any examples of collaboration between the candidate and the AAUP or any other higher education organization or institution Send a nomination with supporting details by e mail to the Committee on Government Relations Nominations are due March 15 Recipients of the Congressional Recognition Award 1980 Representative Jack Brooks D TX Senator Abraham Ribicoff D CT 1981 Representative Carl Perkins D KY 1982 Representative Paul Simon D IL 1983 Representative William Ford D MI Senator Lowell P Weicker Jr R CT 1984 Representative Jim Wright D TX Senator Robert T Stafford R VT 1985 Representative Silvio O Conte R MA Senator Thomas F Eagleton D MO 1986 Representative Augustus F Hawkins D CA Senator Daniel P Moyniham D NY 1988 Representative William Gray D PA Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum R KS 1989 Representative Patricia Schroeder D CO Senator Terry Sanford D NC 1990 Representative William Natcher D KY Senator Jim Sasser D TN Special awards given to Representative Augustus Hawkins D CA Senator Daniel P Moynihan D NY 1991 Representative Pat Williams D

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/henry-t-yost-congressional-recognition-award (2016-02-13)
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  • AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute | AAUP
    The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home Our Programs Education Training Academic Freedom Shared Governance Research Legal Program Government Relations Education Training Summer Institute Coalitions Awards AAUP AAUP CBC Summer Institute The Summer Institute cosponsored by the AAUP and the AAUP CBC is the premier training program for faculty advocates and one of the best sources available for learning the practical skills that faculty unionists need to build their organizations and run them successfully Every year faculty members from around the country attend this four day series of intensive workshops to learn about AAUP policies discuss the issues facing the academy sharpen their skills as union leaders and develop strategies for organizing Not only do attendees benefit from these educational skills building sessions but they also enjoy the opportunity to network and brainstorm with fellow higher education advocates The Summer Institute s training is aimed at a broad audience of faculty advocates in both collective bargaining and non collective bargaining contexts Each year the Summer Institute s program trains faculty to become more effective advocates for AAUP policies and standards establish and protect mechanisms of shared governance and shared decision making including negotiating in non union contexts build membership and power in local chapters and state conferences increase each chapter s capacity to mobilize from basic communications to contract campaigns to direct actions evaluate college and university finances as a means to hold administrations accountable for the priorities of higher education launch new organizing projects by developing leaders creating a campaign structure using databases and crafting messages

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/our-programs/education-training/aaupaaup-cbc-summer-institute (2016-02-13)
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  • About the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor | AAUP
    tenth COCAL has organized a listserve a Web site a Facebook page a series of conferences and Campus Equity Week a week of coordinated activity also known as Fair Employment Week COCAL has no regular staff budget or constitution and it is governed by a shifting steering committee of volunteers that is constituted according to the task at hand Funds are raised and staff hired as needs arise The independent and grassroots character of COCAL and its reliance on local autonomy are central to its unique role in advancing the interests of faculty and defending the quality and integrity of higher education The principle of local autonomy is an effective way for dealing with the wide variations that exist in conditions political traditions and language Local autonomy means that the extent to which different COCAL related organizations participate in COCAL initiatives varies greatly It is up to each organization to determine its own style and emphasis COCAL has become one way that contingent faculty have created new forms of solidarity to compensate for what is often lacking in the workplace Organizing contingent workers is extremely challenging because the conditions of contingent labor inhibit a visible community of interest from developing A few years ago faculty activists often labored in isolation with few sources of information and a limited conception of what was possible or desirable Below is some information on COCAL conferences you can find more about past and future conferences here http cocalinternational org index html The eleventh conference of the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor COCAL XI was held August 4 6 2014 in New York City The tenth COCAL conference COCAL X was held August 9 12 2012 in Mexico City Topics included health care social security and retirement benefits organizing and union rights political and cultural

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/our-programs/coalitions/about-coalition-contingent-academic-labor (2016-02-13)
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  • Campaign for the Future of Higher Ed | AAUP
    Accreditation Sexual Harassment Assault Academic Research Civility Conflicts of Interest Collective Bargaining Hiring and Promotions Discrimination Diversity Affirmative Action Ethics Faculty Work Workload Family Work Grading Graduate Students The Academic Bill of Rights Minority Serving Institutions Post Tenure Review Retirement Sexual Diversity Gender Identity Teaching Evaluation Tenure Women in Higher Education Reports Publications AAUP Policies Reports Academe Economic Status Report Compensation Survey Bulletin of the AAUP The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home Our Programs Coalitions Academic Freedom Shared Governance Research Legal Program Government Relations Education Training Coalitions About the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor Campaign for the Future of Higher Ed Coalition on the Academic Workforce Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor National Mobilization for Equity Awards Campaign for the Future of Higher Ed AAUP leaders have joined with faculty leaders from across the country and from many different organizations in the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education an initiative that will work to ensure the

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/our-work/coalitions/campaign-future-higher-ed (2016-02-13)
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  • Coalition on the Academic Workforce | AAUP
    The Academic Bill of Rights Minority Serving Institutions Post Tenure Review Retirement Sexual Diversity Gender Identity Teaching Evaluation Tenure Women in Higher Education Reports Publications AAUP Policies Reports Academe Economic Status Report Compensation Survey Bulletin of the AAUP The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home Our Programs Coalitions Academic Freedom Shared Governance Research Legal Program Government Relations Education Training Coalitions About the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor Campaign for the Future of Higher Ed Coalition on the Academic Workforce Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor National Mobilization for Equity Awards Coalition on the Academic Workforce The Coalition on the Academic Workforce CAW was established in 1997 by a group of learned societies in the humanities and social sciences About twenty five organizations currently participate in the coalition including the AAUP CAW s purposes are to collect and disseminate information on the use of part time and contingent faculty members and its implications for students parents faculty members and institutions to articulate and clarify differences in the extent and consequences of changes in the faculty within and among the various academic disciplines and fields of study to evaluate the consequences of these developments for achieving and maintaining quality higher education to evaluate both short term and long term consequences for society and the public good of changes in the academic workforce to identify and promote strategies for solving the problems created by inappropriate use of part time adjunct and similar faculty appointments and to strengthen teaching and scholarship Links and Resources For further information visit the CAW website or

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/our-programs/coalitions/coalition-academic-workforce (2016-02-13)
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  • Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor | AAUP
    Research Legal Program Government Relations Education Training Coalitions About the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor Campaign for the Future of Higher Ed Coalition on the Academic Workforce Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor National Mobilization for Equity Awards Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor The Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor is a loose network of activists involved in contingent faculty issues Its primary functions are to share information educate our colleagues and the public and build solidarity among the scattered ranks of faculty activists COCAL has organized a listserve a website a Facebook page a series of conferences and Campus Equity Week a week of coordinated activity also known as Fair Employment Week COCAL has also inspired the organization of one statewide one regional and several metropolitan coalitions including those in California and Chicago COCAL has no regular staff budget or constitution and it is governed by a shifting steering committee of volunteers that is constituted according to the task at hand Funds are raised and staff hired as needs arise The independent and grassroots character of COCAL and its reliance on local autonomy are central to its unique role in advancing the interests of faculty and defending the quality and integrity of higher education The principle of local autonomy is an effective way for dealing with the wide variations that exist in conditions political traditions and language Local autonomy means that the extent to which different COCAL related organizations participate in COCAL initiatives varies greatly It is up to each organization to determine its own style and emphasis One of COCAL s most important accomplishments has been the emergence of an international leadership able to develop and exchange organizing strategies contract language and political insights Organizing contingent workers is extremely challenging because the conditions of contingent labor inhibit a visible community

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/our-programs/coalitions/coalition-contingent-academic-labor (2016-02-13)
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