Every curated onAir state Hub, like this Virginia onAir Hub at va.onair.cc, will have at least one onAir Chapter overseeing the moderation of their Hub’s content and discussions.
The onAir Chapters will be associated with major public universities in each state and be lead by students and a faculty advisor. Each lead onAir Chapter will also help to establish affiliated onAir Chapters at public and private universities throughout the state.
We are currently having discussions with students and faculty at George Mason University to establish and manage the lead onAir Chapter for Virginia onAir. Through its chapters, Virginia onAir will support the nationwide effort by colleges and universities across the country to make democracy and civic responsibility a central aspect of higher learning.
George Mason University’s onAir chapter will initially focus on training interested undergrad and graduate students on how to curate Virginia onAir content especially submitting Top News articles, events, videos, and information and moderating forums in each post they curate.
Student curators will also work with state senate and house committee chairs to produce aircasts on issues being discussed and bills being proposed in their committees.
During election season, students with other other organizations like the League of Women Voters, will coordinate and produce aircasted debates with candidates.
In each of the university post below, we aggregate the programs and organizations related to Virginia governance and elections that are within or close to each university. Each university post, in most cases, will have information about civic engagement programs, internships, academic programs, research centers, and nearby colleges, high schools.
If you would like to add your program or organization, select the Feedback (“Discuss”) icon in each post and contact firstname.lastname@example.org.