2023 Washington Week

  • 1.  Scheduling Visits

    Posted 05-30-2023 11:28 AM

    Dear Colleagues:

    We are excited to welcome you to Washington in just under a week. A quick reminder that a highlight of Washington Week is meeting with congressional representatives during Day on the Hill. This is an important opportunity to make the case for programs that strengthen and expand the education workforce
    As you schedule visits with your Congressional representatives, please be sure to update the "2023 Day on the Hill Congressional Meeting Status" tracker which can be found under the Library tab with your other Washington Week materials. All attendees are responsible for scheduling their own visits with their Congressional Representatives in the House while State Leads will schedule Senate visits for the state delegation (you should also schedule your own Senate visit if you are the only member attending from your state at this time). While you and your teams are responsible for scheduling visits, 
    AACTE is ready to help in several ways:

    Please review our detailed video explainer on scheduling meetings with members of Congress located in to AACTE Connect360 under the Washington Week 2023 community. There you will find an updated list of meeting registrants (so you can coordinate with colleagues from your state), a checklist for successful meetings, and background material on AACTE's legislative priorities. Please be sure to engage our doctoral scholars during the process- they are an important part of our advocacy and outreach efforts.

    A few additional reminders:
    If you are a State Lead you are responsible for scheduling the Senate visits for your state and communicating the schedule to your state delegation. You can find the list of registrants from your state under the Library tab on the sheet entitled "WW Attendee List".  Please be sure to use this resource to communicate with representatives from your state delegation.Doctoral scholars are not responsible for scheduling their own visits but rather should attend visits with their faculty sponsor. If you are a doctoral scholar attending Washington Week without a faculty representative from your institution, please contact me directly for assistance with scheduling and preparing for your visits. 

    Also, if you have not yet heard back from an office after making a request this is the right time to follow up. Things have been quite hectic for staff in the past few weeks and bumping your request to the top of their inbox will often help. If you would like for me to conduct any follow up on your behalf if you are still having difficulty making contact please send me an email and I am happy to assist.If you are having any problems or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at kbrennan@aacte.org. I am here for you.

    See you soon!

    Kaitlyn Brennan
    Washington DC
    +1 (202) 293-2450
    AACTE Annual Meeting