The Growth of a Movement · 29 September 2003

I'm sure that you have tons to do, but it would be a big help to me for you to fill out the following quick 3-question survey and email it back to me.

If you haven't done any of these things yet, don't worry-we realize that the new term is not yet a month old and we're just trying to get an idea of how much needs to be done and how we can best help out. No matter where you are in the planning process, I'm happy to assist you. If you need help planning your first event, ideas for posters to place around campus, or help getting any of these initial steps taken care of, please don't hesitate to contact me at sara@studentsforacademicfreedom.org or 202-969-2467.

1. Have you held a first meeting yet? If so, how many people attended?

2. Have you found a faculty advisor yet? If so, please email us their name and email address, so that we can add them to our list.

3. What sorts of projects are you planning to work on this semester? Is there any way I can assist you in researching political bias on your campus?

Speaking of faculty advisors, I know that some of you have already found professors eager to assist you in starting your SAF chapters, while others are having more difficulty. I want to emphasize that it's very important to find a faculty advisor (or even several advisors) for your club.

Aside from the simple fact that many universities require a faculty member to sponsor your club, an advisor can play a very important role for you, serving as your advocate and helping you to tread the complex terrain of academia. An advisor will likely be privy to information about tenure and speaker-selection processes at your school and may be able to assist you in researching political bias in those areas.

Please let me know if you're having trouble finding an advisor. We're in touch with many professors at schools across the country and may be able to connect you to professors willing to help out.


Best Regards,
Sara Russo
National Campus Director