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1 Best Practices: What Can We Learn From Others? AAUW’S SIGNATURE PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG WOMEN: NCCWSL, $MART $TART SALARY NEGOTIATIONS, AND ELECT HER CAN BE USED BY EACH MEMBER AND BRANCH TO ATTRACT NEW MEMBERS

2 AAUW AAUW's Mission AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW's Value Promise By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. AAUW’s Membership AAUW has more than 150,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 700 college and university partners.

3 AAUW College/ University Partner Program Empowering young women to lead… Igniting the flame… Continuing the charge! THANKS TO CHRISTINE HERNANDEZ: AAUW NATIONAL FOR RESOURCES

4 Welcome and Overview –AAUW Overview –College/University (C/U) Program Overview –Benefits of C/U Partner Membership –What can you do with an AAUW membership? –Q and A

5 Benefits of C/U Partner Membership Priority access to Leadership Programs – Elect Her, workshops to train women to run for student government – $tart $mart, workshops to learn how to negotiate salary & benefits effectively – National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL ), a transformative annual leadership conference – Campus Action Project Grants, funding to work with a team and develop a program that is based on AAUW’s latest research report – Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) Campus Outreach Grants, funding to implement a gender-equity focused program or event – Student Advisory Council, a group that leads campus events to promote women’s equity, plans & implements NCCWSL activities & more

6 C/U Partner Member Program Overview Annual Membership C/U Branch Representatives: WANTED! Membership runs from July 1 to June 30 When a school becomes a partner member, they are allowed up to two representatives. –Each C/U Representative receives a free AAUW national membership and can vote on behalf of your C/U. –Each person must have at least an Associate's Degree to be eligible. Each C/U Partner Member is given access to special AAUW benefits.

7 C/U Partner Member Program Overview C/U Branch Representatives: WANTED! When schools become an AAUW partner member, they can appoint up to two faculty/staff members as C/U Representatives. C/U Representatives receive one free AAUW national membership per Representative. Full position description found on AAUW website. C/U Representatives serve as the liaison between AAUW and the students, faculty and staff of the school. C/U Representatives receive the quarterly newsletter, Campus Connections.

8 Benefits of C/U Partner Membership Free E-Student Affiliate (ESAF) membership for all undergraduate students attending C/U partner member schools –Students can sign up on our website –Free access to AAUW information, research, advocacy, and newsletters sent electronically Scholarships –Students receive access to over $1 million in local scholarships given by branches and states

9 Empowering Young Women to Lead! $tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshops Provides college women who are approaching the job market the knowledge and skills to negotiate salaries and benefits Igniting the flame! National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) May 30-June 1, 2013 NCCWSL is a fast-paced, two-and-a-half day conference that addresses important and contemporary leadership issues.

10 Leadership Programs Elect Her – Campus Women Win VA Tech: Recipient of National Grant: Fall training Encourages and trains young women to run for student government on their campuses 39 sites for 2013 with 12 added since last year Priority application preference given to C/U partner institutions. Nearly every Elect Her site is a partner campus.

11 Continuing the Charge! Elect Her – Campus Women Win Great way to provide student leadership opportunities for students 28 sites, over 600 participants Increase in the number of students who would run for student government (26% to 37%) and who plan to run post-college (21% to 33%) 99% would recommend training to friend You can read and share success stories of Elect Her participants on the AAUW blog, Dialog

12 Graduating to a Pay Gap "Villanova University Graduate Studies was pleased to demonstrate our commitment to the development of women leaders through our participation in the graduate fair. We are confident that our college/university membership with AAUW will only help to strengthen our relationship with such leaders. The fair provided excellent exposure to many prospective students and as a result of our membership, we can now provide a new path for our student leaders to learn and grow through involvement with AAUW.” AAUW’s latest research report, Graduating to a Pay Gap, came out on October 24. The report explores the earnings difference between female and male college graduates who are working full time one year after graduation. Villanova University, Graduate School Fair Participant and new AAUW C/U partner member

13 C/U Partnerships: Enhance campus offerings, promote leadership, and improve academic and career outcomes Campus Action Project Grants C/U partner member schools receive priority consideration to be selected to host this on their campus! Enables student leaders and campus faculty to design and implement effective programs based on AAUW’s latest research (AAUW’s 2012 report is Graduating to a Pay Gap) AAUW Graduate Student Support: AAUW offers fellowships and grants to support women in graduate education.

14 Continuing the Charge! Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) Campus Outreach Grants AAUW branches and members can receive up to $750 in funding to implement a gender equity-focused program or event at their local college or university Student Advisory Council (SAC) C/U partner member schools receive priority consideration for their students to be selected. (This year all 10 students came from partner campuses). Students on the SAC travel in the fall to Washington, D.C. for a leadership retreat.

15 Encouraging Advocacy/Raising Awareness Graduate School Fair At NCCWSL, students have access to a room full of graduate schools, getting the opportunity to talk to administrators at top graduate programs from around the country. Dissertation Research Resource AAUW is now providing an opportunity for current doctoral students to distribute requests for research volunteers to AAUW’s membership. If you are an AAUW member interested in sending out such a request, please contact

16 21 st Century Communication: Connecting with the Younger Set AAUW and Social Media: Facebook: –AAUW National Facebook Page –NCCWSL Facebook Page Twitter: –#gapandgown AAUW Dialog Blog

17 Carrying the Torch- The 100 th Anniversary of the Suffrage March Suffragist Memorial in Virginia The Clinton Global initiative Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

18 Questions regarding all of National’s resources can be directed to: Connect 2AAUW: or Questions regarding all state resources: Mary Beth Pelosky State Chair for College and University Relations AAUW Virginia

19 Maureen Evans Arthurs holds a BA in Gender and Women's Studies from Howard University. She serves as a Project Manager for Women Involved in Learning and Leadership (WILL) and was appointed a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Student Advisory Council. As a McNair scholar, Maureen will participate in a Summer Research Institute to study the educational attainment and political efficacy of adolescent, minority girls in Baltimore City with her faculty mentor, Dr. Kimberley Moffitt. * The McNair program provides research and access to PhD funding opportunities for first generation and/or underrepresented minorities in doctoral studies. Maureen Evans Arthurs


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