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A New Leaders Workshop will be held on Saturday, October 30 in Louisville, Kentucky, and I hope you'll attend and encourage others to attend. If you were unable to make it to the summer institute in San Diego, the workshop provides a condensed version of the same range of courses devoted to building local chapters and state conferences--but because it's a one-day workshop in your area, you'll have the added benefit of making connections with faculty members in your area--with a minimal amount of time and travel. Of course if you were at the summer institute, this workshop will be the ideal occasion to share with your colleagues what you learned. The program is below, and if you would like a flyer sent as an attachment, if you have any questions, or if I can do anything at all to help you recruit participants, please email me at donnal.potts@gmail.com or try one of the phone numbers listed below.

all the best,

Donna Potts
ASC Chair
Department of English
Kansas State University
Manhattan KS 66506

Office: 785-532-2180

Home: 785-776-0481
Cell: 785-317-2469

Saturday, October 30, 2010 ASC New Leaders Workshop

Louisville, KY: Courtyard by Marriott, 100 South Second Street

8:30 a.m. Gather for coffee and conversation about your concerns. Receive workshop materials.

9:30 a.m. 1. “Academic Freedom Work by State Conferences & Chapters” Jeff Kraus

Chapters, state conferences, and the national office coordinate efforts to put in practice the AAUP Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure.

15-minute break

10:30 a.m. 2. “Government Relations: Lobbying & Statewide Coalitions” BrianTurner

This workshop will give AAUP leaders great ideas for getting faculty voices heard in your state legislature! We will discuss how to organize a lobby day, cultivate relationships with government officials, track legislation, and use government relations work to strengthen your state conference.

15-minute break

11:30 a.m. 3. “Faculty Handbooks and Shared Governance” Purificacion Martinez

How do faculty senates and AAUP chapters interact? How can the AAUP Statement on the Governance of Colleges and Universities and the new AAUP Guide on Faculty Handbooks help chapter leaders answer faculty questions? Learn about model policy language for revising faculty handbooks to protect the faculty voice.

12:30 LUNCH Speaker: Gary Rhoades on AAUP’s Role in Higher Education

2:00 p.m. 4. “Nurturing as well as Recruiting AAUP Members” Dave Witt

This workshop focuses on membership. What resources are there on the www.aaup.org website for recruiting members, creating chapters, and forming a state conference? How can leaders use newsletters, electronic communication, and websites effectively? What can AAUP chapter and conference leaders do to build community and to retain members?

15-minute break

3:00 p.m. 5. “Where’s the Money Being Spent?” Howard Bunsis

This workshop will show participants how to analyze the financial reports and relevant tax reports of their own institutions. Knowledge about the institution’s actual spending practices gives AAUP leaders the power to argue in support of instructional budgets, including faculty salaries.

15-minute break

4:00 p.m. 6. “Building and Maintaining a Strong State Conference” Donna Potts

What are the responsibilities of the state conference, and how might it more effectively serve the needs of members and chapters?

These six workshops are designed to train the next generation of AAUP leaders.

Registration deadline: September 30, 2010. Contact the ASC Chair at organizing@aaup.org