Center for Civic Engagement & American Democracy Project

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The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) & The American Democracy Project Want to Know: How Civically Engaged are YOU?!

To learn how Civically Engaged you are, please take the CIRCLE Civic Engagement Quiz!

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Senate Bill 1540 – Professions and occupations; creating State Department of Health Professional Licensure. Effective date. Emergency.

What will this mean for your Licensure Board?

Look what happened in Illinois after they consolidated their state boards

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Contact your legislator today….You have a voice..!!

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Don't put calling your legislature off..!! they are considering this now and will be voting very soon.  When talking to your legislature let them know that you are concerned about

Public safety:

  • One person will be appointed over 17 agencies
  • Leaves each board in tact with statutory duties, without staff

Loss of your boards institutional knowledge, history and specific ability to make appropriate decisions that focus on the specialty of your field:

  • Risk losing institutional knowledge (who will be able to answer your pertinent questions pertaining to your licensure)
  • Rules and laws could be created by MEGA board that are not appropriate to the needs of your field
  • Is this what we want when facing health care worker shortages in Oklahoma
  • Appointees and/or staff to the MEGA board might not truly represent your field or have time to meet the needs of your field

The following Licensure Boards will become a “Mega” Agency:

 1. The Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners

 2. The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners

 3. The State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering

 4. The Board of Dentistry

 5. The State Board of Pharmacy

 6. The Oklahoma Funeral Board

 7. The State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision

 8. The Oklahoma Board of Nursing

 9. The Board of Examiners in Optometry

10. The State Board of Osteopathic Examiners

11. The State Board of Licensed Social Workers

12. The State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

13. The Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology

14. The Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

15. The State Board of Examiners of Perfusionists

16. The State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure

17. The Oklahoma State Board of Examiners for Long-Term Care Administrators

Job Opportunities

Passionate about civic engagement? Join the team!


The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life seeks to understand and overcome obstacles to civic engagement through nonpartisan research, education, and outreach. We are currently accepting applications for the following positions: 

K-12 Educational Outreach Program Coordinator 


The Program Coordinator will support the work of the Institute with a combination of project management, research, curriculum development, communication, and administrative duties for our K-12 educational outreach programs. 

Learn more and apply 

Click here to download the full position description, and please submit your application via the University of Texas at Austin human resources website.


New Politics Forum Program Assistant 


To support organizational understanding of college-aged youth engagement and civic technology, as well as coordinate educational outreach activities, associated with the New Politics Forum program.

Learn more and apply: 

Click here to download the full position description, and please submit your application via the University of Texas at Austin human resources website.