Attend the Higher Ed Conference

 2013 Higher Ed Conference
Members discuss the role of county colleges at the 2013 NJEA Higher Ed Conference.
NJEA members from New Jersey colleges will navigate through members’ issues and interests at the annual NJEA Higher Education Conference, April 11-12, at the Princeton Marriott Hotel and Conference Center at Forrestal.

The conference begins with registration at 1 p.m., Friday, April 11, followed by seminar sessions, dinner, and the keynote address. 

Benjamin Ginsberg, David Bernstein Professor of Political Science, Chair of the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of “The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why it Matters,” will deliver the keynote address.

On Saturday, April 12, the conference continues with more seminar sessions. The conference concludes with lunch and a New Jersey County College Association, an NJEA affiliated-group, meeting at 12:45 p.m.

Seminar sessions will address the following topics:

  • Bargaining in Today’s Political Environment
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Associations in Generational Transition
  • N.J. Pension Plans Explained
  • Just What is the Role of America’s Community Colleges? Harvard on the Cheap or Farm League for Corporate America
  • Tenure – Are You as Secure as you Think?
  • ESP – Privatization How it Affects You
  • PRIDE in Public Education – Get Free Funding
  • Developing Evaluative Thinking Using Computer Games and Critical Role Play
  • How Arbitrators Rule

Registration is required by March 14. The cost to attend is $98 – resident (per person, double occupancy); $148 – resident (per person, single occupancy); or $68 – commuter. Please indicate if you are male or female. Registration form

The conference fee includes accommodations, meals, and materials. For additional information, call the NJEA Region 29 Higher Education office at 609-689-9580.

If you have a special physical, communication, or other disability-related need which may require assistance to permit or facilitate your attendance/participation in conference activities, call NJEA at 609-689-9580.

Information regarding conference cancellation can be heard on radio stations WCBS-AM 880 and KYW-AM 1060.