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May 13 Rally at the Statehouse & AAUP Summer Events

 Be There and Spread the Word: May 13 Higher Education Rally at the Statehouse
   
On Tuesday, May 13, the Ohio Higher Education Coalition (OHEC), of which OCAAUP is a member, is hosting a rally on the West Plaza of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.  The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. sharp and last approximately an hour and a half. 

May 13 is a Senate session day, so we will garner the attention of legislators as well as media.  If you would like to meet with your legislator(s) while in the capital that day to make the trip particularly worthwhile, e-mail Executive Director Sara Kilpatrick at sara@ocaaup.org.

OHEC was born from a meeting ahead of Campus Equity Week last fall attended by students, full-time faculty, and adjunct faculty groups.  We realized that while we each face different issues, they're all being caused by the same root problems - disinvestment from the state and misplaced spending priorities at colleges and universities.  So we banded together to form OHEC to bring attention to these problems and call for solutions.

It's extremely important that legislators see that we are paying attention to what they're doing to higher education and that we've banded together to take a stand.  This will be a great opportunity to meet student activists, as well as leaders and members from other associations with whom we work.  Anyone is invited, so feel free to bring along friends, family, and students.


  National AAUP Summer Events:
Annual Conference and Summer Institute
  
Annual Conference
The 2014 National AAUP Annual Conference will take place Wednesday, June 11 through Sunday, June 15 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. 

Click here to be taken to the AAUP website for complete details about registration, hotel, and the program.

Thursday, June 12 of the Annual Conference is "Capitol Hill Day," which Ohio members participate in each year. It is a great opportunity to meet with Representatives and Senators to discuss pressing national issues in higher education.

If you would like to participate in Capitol Hill Day, e-mail Sara Kilpatrick at sara@ocaaup.org. Sara will assist with scheduling legislator visits and provide additional logistical details. 

Summer Institute
This year's CBC Summer Institute will be hosted at Hofstra University in Long Island, NY from Thursday, July 17 through Sunday, July 20.

The Summer Institute provides workshop training on a variety of subjects including contract negotiations, handbook policies, communications, lobbying, recruiting faculty leaders, coalition building, and much, much more.

In addition to the workshops, there are fun activities scheduled to get to know your colleagues, including a dinner cruise around Long Island, as well as a trip into Manhattan.

To view the workshops and full schedule, click here.

The Ohio Conference sponsors several scholarships to the Summer Institute every year, which cover the registration fee and travel.  If you are interested in receiving a scholarship, please e-mail Sara Kilpatrick at sara@ocaaup.org.

See you this summer!