Higher Education Advocacy Day, January 11, 2018

Faculty Senate invites all VCU faculty to join us on Thursday, January 11, 2018, for Virginia Higher Education Advocacy Day. This is an annual event in collaboration with our colleagues of the Faculty Senate of Virginia and The Virginia Conference of the American Association of University Professors.  We will visit the offices of our state legislators to advocate for our interests and the interests of higher education in the Commonwealth.

If you can, bring a student or three with you! Legislators always enjoy meeting with our students.  You may stay for all or part of the day. Take the Campus Connector bus from Cabell Library or park on the MCV campus.

Higher Education Advocacy Day
January 11, 2018

Tentative Schedule of Activities

WHERE TO MEET: Room 305 One Capitol Square Building (830 E. Main Street) – this is across from the Pocahontas Building (current location of legislators’ offices).

WHERE TO PARK: Paid parking for visitors and free reciprocal parking for VCU faculty is available in the 8th St. Parking Deck located at 659 N. 8th Street (near the intersection with Jackson St.). A VCU bus charter will be available to transport guests from the parking deck to the One Capitol Square Building. Other parking may be available in public lots or at meters throughout downtown. Monroe Park faculty may also take the campus connector bus from Cabell Library.

8:40 A.M. Coffee available in One Capitol Square Building (Room 305), 830 E. Main St.

9:15 A.M. Welcome by VCU Faculty Senate President, AAUP President, and FSVA
President. Legislative updates

9:45 A.M. Distribution of promotional materials

10:00 A.M. Visits to legislative offices Pocahontas Building – 1/2 block from 830 E. Main St.

TBA Presentation of the AAUP Colonel Michael S. Harris Award

12:00 Noon Light lunch available in One Capitol Square Building (Room 305), 830 E. Main St.

1:00 P.M. Visits to legislative offices

4:30 P.M. End of visits

Information on legislative offices to visit will be available when you arrive. All faculty are welcome.

To help us plan for visits with appropriate legislators and to order the right amount of food please confirm your participation plans to Brian Turner (bturner@rmc.edu).

If you have any question feel free to contact VCU organizers Pat Cummins (pcummins@vcu.ed) or Carmen Rodriguez (cmrodriguez@vcu.edu)

Pat and Carmen and their Senate colleagues look forward to seeing you on January 11.