In this “Age of Austerity,” most law professors and administrators are doing more – often with less. That means new projects, longer hours, more responsibilities and thinner resources. We are committed to maintaining excellence for our students and institutions. At the same time, assaults on academic freedom, professional status and inclusion are greater than ever.
Beyond the classroom, threats to civil liberties continue to create challenges to vulnerable communities. With so many obstacles and challenges at play, this is a critical time for SALT to maintain its voice in the legal academy. For more than 40 years, SALT has stood as a progressive voice in the academy’s efforts to promote a better classroom and community. And we pledge to continue our work. We are making changes at SALT to facilitate member involvement.
First, we have re-launched our website. The new SALT site is more intuitive, comprehensive, easier to navigate and secure. We want to make it easier for all of your valued members to be informed and engaged with SALT’s work in the academy. Please take a moment to review the new site and share your thoughts with us, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Next, we’ve also lowered our membership rates. Starting October 1, annual membership rates will be cut $25 across the board. We want to make it easier for you to support SALT’s work. If you haven’t done so already, renew your membership now. But don’t just pay your membership dues. We want you to volunteer. Review the website and let us know where you think you can serve. We welcome all members to help us on projects.
These changes are part of our ongoing effort to be responsive to the challenges facing today’s law schools. We hope that these changes will make SALT more accessible to the community it serves. As an all-volunteer organization, SALT needs the support of all of its members for its many initiatives. Over the next month, we will be sharing with you the important projects and programs SALT is currently pursuing on behalf of its members.
Join us in the pursuit of teaching excellence, diversity and justice. Thank you for all that you do.