On May 1, local CSU-AAUP chapters will be holding on-campus, phone-a-legislator events. Please plan on taking part in this action.
All you need is your cell phone and your voice to urge legislators to support public higher education and specific bills that are still waiting for a vote, including paid family leave, minimum wage, and a bill that would require legislative approval for the BOR to close or merge any college or university campus in the CSCU system. If you aren’t sure of what to say in these phone calls, no worries! Our organizing team will provide a phone script that you may use as a guide for any phone calls you make to lawmakers during this phone-in event.
Stay tuned for more details on times and locations coming soon from your chapter president.
In the meantime, please mark May 1 in your calendar!
The Annual Spring Meeting of the Connecticut State Conference, AAUP, will focus on the proposal to consolidate the community college system and on other higher-education concerns. Connecticut State Senator Mae Flexer will be the keynote speaker. Senator Flexer’s hard work in the Connecticut House of Representatives and now the Senate is reflected in her impressive credentials. Most recently, she has been an outspoken opponent of the effort to consolidate Connecticut’s community colleges. Governor Ned Lamont’s higher-education budget will also be part of the discussion. Other speakers include CCSU’s Stephen Adair.
Directions to the Graduate Club: From 1-91 take EXIT 3 (Trumbull Street). At the end of EXIT 3 count the traffic light facing you as #1.Proceed straight ahead on Trumbull Street to traffic light #3. At light #3, turn left onto Temple Street, go two blocks (past Grove and Wall Streets); the entrance to Yale Parking Lot #51 (open to the public after 4:00PM) will be the first driveway on the right past Wall Street. An entrance from Parking Lot #51 is through a canopy at the rear of the building. The front of the Graduate Club faces the New Haven Green and there is parking in front of the Club. The Graduate Club website: http://www.graduateclub.com/, The Graduate Club telephone: 203-624-3197.
Join fellow CSU-AAUP members, along with other union and community allies from the DUE Justice Coalition
May 20 at the
RALLY FOR A MORAL BUDGET
Together, we will call for a state budget that invests in public goods like higher education so that our students are not burdened with debt and we can#ThriveTogeterCT
Wear your red CSU-AAUP T-shirt!
4 p.m.- Gather
4:45 p.m. Rally & Action
300 Capitol Ave, Hartford
In the fall of each year, Gallo & Robinson, LLC. holds the annual Connecticut Lobbying Conference to help new lobbyists learn how to be effective advocates for their causes and seasoned veterans update their skills.
The Conference begins with a moderated panel of legislative leaders in the Connecticut General Assembly. After the morning panel, you can choose from 12 different workshops that will take place throughout the day.
Please join CSU-AAUP Nov. 13, 2019, for a fascinating presentation of faculty research and a perfect example highlighting the importance of sabbatic leave to our members’ work. CCSU’s Dr. Katherine Hermes will present her work “Recovering Hartford’s Hidden Past: People of Color in Hartford’s Ancient Burying Ground, 1640-1815.” This is part of a collaborative and interdisciplinary research project involving a team of faculty, students, librarians, artists, and computer scientists. Together they discovered the identity and life stories of hundreds of African and Native Americans who may have been buried in the Ancient Burying ground and who, until now, had been forgotten. This event is free and open to the public. To register for the November 13 event, click here or copy and paste this link in your browser: https://form.jotform.com/92846571940163
Wednesday, November 13, 2019, Constitution Room, Memorial Hall, CCSU.
5 p.m.: Meet and Greet with Dr. Hermes and her research team.
6 p.m.: Dr. Hermes’ Presentation.
7 p.m.: Audience Q&A with the research team.
Refreshments served throughout the evening.
We hope to see you there to celebrate the contribution public higher education brings to Connecticut’s past, present, and future
CUNY’s Hunter School National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions 47th Annual Conference: Inequality, Collective Bargaining, and Higher Education.
MEETING TO BE CONDUCTED VIA REMOTE PARTICIPATION
Call-in toll-free number: 877-668-4493
Meeting Number/Access Code: 294 966 719 #
1) Roll Call and Declaration of Quorum
2) Approval of previous meeting minutes
a) January 16, 2020 – Regular Meeting
b) March 26, 2020 – Emergency Meeting
3) COVID19 – System Response and Future Planning
a) Overview – CSCU President Mark E. Ojakian
b) Finance and Facilities impact – Ben Barnes, Chief Financial Officer
c) Academic & Student Affairs changes –Jane Gates, Provost & SVP, Academic/Student Affairs
d) IT response – Joe Tolisano, Chief Information Officer
e) Human Resources impact and response – Andrew Kripp, Vice President for Human Resources
4) Students First update – CSCU President Mark Ojakian
5) Executive Session
a) Discussion concerning the appointment or evaluation of a public officer or employee
The FAC Planning Group welcomes electronic submissions of proposals/papers in abstract form of no more than 200 words (in MS Word), that should be sent with the Conference Registration form to https://westconn.tfaforms.net/190 by February 15, 2020. At the bottom of the Registration form is a “browser” link which should be used to send, as an attachment, your abstract.
Author(s) who would want their paper(s) considered and included in the 2020 FAC Conference Proceedings should submit the final revised version of their paper(s) to the FAC Planning Group by May 8, 2020.
The Board of Regents Executive Committee will meet via remote participation – audio only. This will not be a video call.
To join the meeting, call 1-877-668-4493. Meeting Number/Access Code: 120 441 6545
Click the link below for the meeting agenda:
View Agenda (pdf)
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