Dear CSU-AAUP Member,
CSU-AAUP is asking for your help in urging legislators to support SB 867, An Act Concerning Faculty Representation on the Board of Regents for Higher Education. The legislation would allow for the chair and vice-chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee to serve as ex-officio, non-voting members of the Board of Regents. Further, and perhaps more important, it would also allow for two members of the Faculty Advisory Committee to serve on all Committees of the Board, except those dealing with personnel matters.
This is an important legislative initiative for us and the Faculty Advisory Committee to the Board of Regents. The communication structure must get fixed so that the Faculty Advisory Committee has a better voice moving forward and we believe this bill will help achieve this goal, especially if faculty are allowed to serve on Board Committees.
Chairman Robinson submitted testimony opposing the legislation, which can be viewed here, and the Board is actively lobbying against this bill.
The Committees are approaching deadlines to approve bills, so please write to members of the Higher Education & Employment Advancement Committee (names and emails found below) as soon as possible asking them to support this legislation. A fact sheet is available on our website to assist you in crafting your message. Please remember that it is best to use a personal email account for any political activity.
Vijay Nair, CSU-AAUP President
Membership of the Higher Education & Employment Advancement Committee
Senator Beth Bye, Senate Chair
Representative Roberta Willis, House Chair
Senator Steve Cassano, Senate Vice Chair
Representative Gregory Haddad, House Vice Chair
Senator Toni Boucher, Senate Ranking Member
Representative Timothy LeGeyt, House Ranking Member
Representative Timothy Ackert
Representative Mike Alberts
Representative Penny Bacchiochi
Representative Juan Candelaria
Representative Patricia Dillion
Representative Bryan Hurlburt
Representative Claire Janowski
Representative Gail Lavielle
Representative James Maroney
Representative Douglas McCrory
Representative Robert Sanchez
Representative Pamela Sawyer
Representative Peggy Sayers
Representative Toni Walker