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Virtual Packet for NC Assoc. of Women in Community Colleges

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Mary Peterson of New Bern will be making a presentation to the annual meeting of the NC chapter of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges. Nancy Shoemaker had been scheduled to make this presentation, but had to cancel for personal reasons. Mary is, however, a perfect substitute. Her knowledge of AAUW is deep and broad: she served as president of AAUW of Maryland, founded the Twin Rivers/New Bern branch and is currently serving as its president, and she has been on the AAUW NC board for several years meeting AAUW members across the state. She is also a part time instructor at Craven Community College and has spoken recently to the Community College student government association in her role as co-chair of the Young Advocates Toolkit project.

We invite you to join us at our annual meeting in Greensboro, April 19 (more information) or to contact one of our state officers or branch leaders to discuss how our members can work with you in the future.

Here is the “virtual packet” we’ll make available to the attendees at the meeting.

  • AAUW Overview
    • AAUW promotes equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. We hope this summary of its efforts gives a mosaic of how its work can benefit you and your institutions.
    • Young Advocates ToolKit from Action for Children NC
      • This can be an important resource for students getting started in issue advocacy. Please contact us if you’d like additional copies of the toolkit.
      • For more on how this is being used around the state, check other articles on this website
    • Tell your students about the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders – June 5-7 at Georgetown University in DC. Scholarships are available from AAUW, and watch this site for an announcement of NC sponsored scholarships. Encourage a young woman to unleash her potential with this outstanding program!
    • The National Girls Collaborative Project has been created to improve the collaboration across the spectrum of organizations that encourage girls’ interests in science, technology, engineering, and math. If this is one of your concerns, register with the project to get connected to their resources and help build the collaborative. AAUW is a national partner, and The Science House at NC State University is the local lead organization.
    • Given the conference theme of Global Resources, please do check out the AAUW International Corner.
  • AAUW research reports
    • Drawing the Line:Sexual Harassment on Campus. Executive Summary (or download the full report).
      • Describes the findings from a nationally representative survey of undergraduate college students conducted in spring 2005. More …
    • Behind the Pay Gap. Executive Summary (or download the full report)
      • Research released in April 2007 by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation shows that just one year out of college, women working full time already earn less than their male colleagues, even when they work in the same field. Ten years after graduation, the pay gap widens. More …
    • Copy of Tenure Denied: Cases of Sex Discrimination in Academia. Overview
      • A qualitative research report based on the Legal Advocacy Fund’s archive of sex discrimination cases. More …
    • List of all AAUW Research Reports
  • AAUW Brochures
    • Information on AAUW Educational Foundation Fellowships
      • The Educational Foundation is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women.
      • The 2008-2009 deadlines have passed, but expect new forms to be similar. Watch for them in late summer.
    • Information on the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund
      • Provides funding and a support system for individuals seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination, including support for the plaintiff in the recently settled Jennings v. UNC-Chapel Hill, the first LAF supported case against an institution in North Carolina.
      • LAF also presents an annual Progress in Equity Award that recognizes a college or university program that has resulted in significant progress for women on campus. The deadline for the 2008 award is March 14.
      • Copy of most recent LAF Update (including info on Jennings v. UNC-CH)
    • Information on joining AAUW
      • Individuals with an associates or higher degree may join as individuals or through one of the branches
      • Students may become affiliates of the Association at a significantly lower fee
      • Two- and four-year degree granting institutions may become partners of the Association for a fee that depends on enrollment
      • Summary of information on joining
  • Public policy and AAUW
  • AAUW NC publications
  • Other resources

    If you have time, please watch this 6.5 minute video for more about AAUW. Everyone speaking is an AAUW member: