• Reminders

    Important Dates:

    HCAFA Executive Committee Meetings, Spring 2020 (All meetings start at 10:30 and finish at noon. Most meetings are at Harper L204.):

    • Fri., March 20, 2020 (March 20th meeting cancelled)
    • Fri., April 17, 2020
    • Fri., May 22, 2020

    Light Meal Served

    For information or to check if the time or location has been changed, call Hasmig or Amy at the IEA office.  (847 359-0300), 553 N. North Ct., Suite 210, Palatine

Higher Education Council

Who are they?

They are members of various higher ed union around the state of Illinois.  They are elected to their positions and they get together several times a year to discuss higher ed issues.  Many of the members of the higher ed council have positions on various IEA and NEA committees thereby making sure that the small, but growing, voice of higher ed is heard in both organizations.  Their current initiatives are:

Bargaining rights and benefits for contingent faculty throughout the US

Funding for training for members to collect unemployment insurance (the higher ed council has been working very diligently on this issue)

State of Illinois funding for health insurance for contingent faculty

State funding for health insurance for retired community college employees

Monitoring of dual credit programs (Dual credit programs are where high school kids get high school and college credit)

Higher Ed region for Chicagoland area (There is now a higher ed region in Chicago proper, region 67)

Lobbying for full funding for SURS (SURS is our retirement system)

Lobbying for more funds for community colleges and higher ed

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