AAUP-Oregon goes to Salem

  Mar 19, 2015     1966 Views     Leave your thoughts  

AAUP-Oregon introduced itself to key legislators in Salem on March 18th. Although José has testified before both the House and Senate Higher Education committees, we had not yet officially started building relationships with legislators. Patricia Schechter, legislative chair for the Portland State AAUP Chapter took the lead, setting up meetings with House Committee on Higher Education, Innovation and Workforce Development Chair Tobias Read and with Senate Education Committee Chair Arnie Roblan. We also met with Representative Jennifer Williamson’s staff. In the meetings, AAUP-Oregon President José Padin outlined our positions on key bills and explained our organization’s vision and new legislative…

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AAUP Oregon News March 2015

  Mar 11, 2015     2573 Views     Leave your thoughts  

In This Issue Promising Signs by José Padîn, President AAUP Oregon Annual Conference by Margaret Butler, Executive Director In the News Chapter Updates UO PSU OSU   Promising Signs by José Padîn, President Let us imagine this as our destination for public higher education in Oregon. Imagine student needs at the center. Imagine professors, advisers, and student support professionals leading our universities, working with students to set the priorities of the university. Imagine public higher education without the chronic distraction of chasing tuition dollars and external funds, without the deafening distraction of ever searching for something new to market to students.…

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