• Reminders

    HCAFA Executive Committee monthly meetings continue to be held online via Zoom.  All HCAFA members are invited to join the sessions.

    All meeting times are from 9:30 am until ~11 am.  Meeting dates – subject to change – are as follows:

    • April 16
    • May 14

    For information, contact HCAFA President Robert Allare at hcafapresident@gmail.com

    Unfortunately, our local Illinois Education Association office in Palatine is closed due to the pandemic, but messages (847.359.0300) are forwarded to us. For an emergency situation, you may contact the HCAFA President via email (hcafapresident@gmail.com) or IEA’s central office in Springfield at https://ieanea.org/ieaconnect/ for telephone and live chat during their limited weekday hours as well as the email option. 

Professional & Organizational Development Network: 5 Full Scholarships Available

The NEA Office of Higher Education and NEA Minority Community Outreach Department are pleased to announce they will be providing FIVE FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to this year’s joint conference of the Professional and Organizational Development Network<http://www.podnetwork.org/> (POD) and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Faculty Development Network<http://www.hbcufdn.org/> (HBCUFDN).

 [http://www.nea.org/assets/docs/conf2011_logo_02(2).jpg]The conference is October 26-30  in Atlanta and is a collaborative effort between POD and HBCUFDN, partners who are committed to diversity and recognizing the role it holds in developing faculty, professionals, and organizations. The conference theme is Create . Collaborate . Engage – with the focus being on creating innovative collaboration across the higher education community.

 NEA is committed to providing meaningful professional development opportunities for its members and is excited about its collaboration with POD and HBCUFDN.

 1. Eligibility: To qualify, applicants must be dues-paying members of the NEA.

 2. Deadlines and other information:

All proposals must be submitted in one complete package by August 1, 2011. Late submissions will not be accepted for review. Applications can be submitted in two ways. Click here<http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QNYM3R2> to submit your application online or open the PDF in the right-hand corner of this page, type in your responses, save them and email it to higheredconference@nea.org<mailto:higheredconference@nea.org>. You will receive a confirmation from our office once your proposal is received.

After the committee members have separately rated the proposals, the committee will meet to rank the proposals as a group. Decisions will be made by August 30, 2011 and scholarship recipients will be e-mailed to be notified of the committee’s decision no later than September 9, 2011.

 Travel grants will be distributed per NEA travel guidelines. All receipts must be kept and submitted for reimbursement. Airfare, hotel arrangements, travel reimbursement, conference registration and meals will be provided as a part of this travel grant.

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