|Indiana AAUW C/U
Representative 2016-2018: Patricia Crouch
National College/University Partnership Program
See also the Indiana NCCWSL page.
Check National site for updates to this list
Undergraduate students of each College/University member of AAUW can now belong to AAUW! for FREE!
>>>CLICK HERE AND JOIN NOW
As long as the institution remains an AAUW partner member, and as long as the student is enrolled in your institution, the C/U representative on that campus can enter their students’ information through a secure website at National AAUW. Once registered, the students, will receive an invitation to join. Once they accept the invitation, they will receive an e-mail acknowledgment that includes an AAUW Member number, and they can begin taking advantage of their e-student affiliate benefits immediately!
This e-student affiliate status allows your students to access the AAUW website — including our members only online resources such as research, publications, advocacy, and leadership training opportunities. As an added bonus, when your AAUW e-student affiliates graduate, National AAUW will give them a one year FREE membership through our Give a Grad a Gift program, compliments of AAUW and the C/U partner member, at no cost to either the student or to you.
Questions? Concerns? Call 800-326-2289 or e-mail email@example.com
November 2011: Student Organizations: New Policy Updates
AAUW is revitalizing its efforts to support the formation of student
groups at colleges and universities!
Recently, the AAUW Board unanimously passed policy updates about AAUW
student groups. Previously termed "AAUW Student Affiliate Satellites",
they are now called "AAUW Student Organizations" to better resonate with
students and school personnel.
The College/University Institutional AAUW Member: What It Means to…
College/University Institutional AAUW Member:
What It Means to…
By joining AAUW the 130+ year old connection between the university and the AAUW member stays alive. The University recognizes and affirms the AAUW mission, policies, and research initiatives. An estimated one-quarter of all AAUW members are affiliated with an institution of higher education--most as faculty members or administrators, some as students.
>>>The Branch: Branches in the same city or area as a C/U member institution may be able to call upon that institution for speakers, program locations, support for branch/community projects, etc. This is often made easier if the C/U member, as part of its membership, has appointed a C/U Representative. That person can also help in the much-needed connection between the branch and the college student aka potential (younger!?) member. Also the branch, with or without a C/U rep, may be interested in sponsoring a campus student affiliate branch. If the institution is a member but has not appointed a C/U rep, the branch should contact the Administration and offer to work to find someone to fill that position. >>>The Member:
The AAUW member has graduated from at least one institution of higher learning. She should be sure her institution(s) are members. If not, she can work, as an individual, or as part of a branch project, to encourage her institution to become a member (both in Indiana and elsewhere). She could write to the president of the institution, indicating an appreciation for support of AAUW by the institution's membership. If she works for a college that is an AAUW member, but has not appointed a C/U Rep, she should contact the Administration to volunteer to fill that post. >>>The C/U Rep:
The C/U Rep, appointed by the institution at the time the institution joins, does not pay national dues. She may wish to join a branch; if so, she must pay state and local branch dues. She will receive information from the National and State C/U chairs and share it with the branch. She may be asked to provide a program or to suggest ways in which the branch may work with/on campus. She may represent AAUW at official campus functions, and should be a contact person for anyone interested in AAUW, especially, but not limited to, the AAUW Research Initiatives (http://www.aauw.org/2000/research.html and http://web.indstate.edu/aauw-in/research.html ). When new research is published, she will receive information and should share it with the campus. Likewise, she will receive information to disseminate on Educational Foundation programs such as the University Scholar-in-Residence, International Fellowships, Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowships for Equity in Math, Science, Technology; American Fellowships; Fellowships for Selected Professions; Recognition Award for Emerging Scholars; Founders Distinguished Senior Scholar Award. She should be looking for campus programs promoting sex equity that could be nominated for the Legal Advocacy Fund's Progress in Equity Award. She should serve on program award panels (http://www.aauw.org/3000/panelmem.html).
The C/U Rep should be knowledgeable about AAUW
but especially of the Educational Foundation and the Legal Advocacy Fund.
Monitoring the National (http://www.aauw.org/)
and State (http://web.indstate.edu/aauw-in)
websites are a good way to start. She should be a part of the branch
team and have AAUW membership brochures and other information ready to
share with potential on-campus members. She should especially welcome new
women faculty and invite them to become AAUW members. She should serve
on campus gender equity task forces. If she isn't a member of any Women's
Studies Department, she may wish to make herself known to that department
as an AAUW resource. She will receive calls for papers for the biennial
Symposiums that precede the National Conventions, which she should share
with her colleagues. She should submit proposals for symposium
and/or volunteer to help with the Symposiums. She should request that the
institution fund (to some extent) travel to the Symposium (and hopefully,
the National Convention, too, where she can be a voting delegate. She
be sure her library orders copies of the Symposium Proceedings (For
the 1999 Symposium was entitled, Higher Education in Transition; The
Politics and Practices of Equity). She should attend Regional and
Annual meetings and workshops. In Indiana, she should look for nominations
for the annual Focus on Women Awards (http://web.indstate.edu/aauw-in/focusaward.html).
She should become part of an electronic information network with C/U reps
in her state and also nationally (a national listserv is now active). She
should monitor her campus information network for items that could be
to the Indiana website, especially individual achievements of women
administrators, students, historical or biographical information,