National Council of Higher Education (NCHE)
November 2006 Issues: Pennsylvania Legislative Battle, Spellings Commission Roll-Out, Higher Education Pay, NCHE Dates & Deadlines
Academic Freedom Battle in Pennsylvania
A Pennsylvania Legislative committee issues its findings after completing its investigation on the matter of academic freedom and whether students who hold unpopular views need protection. The answer is that students are just fine. David Horowitz blames Democrats, unions, and faculty leaders for the outcome of the report. Read the full story and reader comments at http://insidehighered.com/2006/11/22/tabor.
Spellings Commission Roll-Out
The Education Department is scheduled to hold a half-day forum, November 29 in Washington on the Spellings Commission's recommendations on accreditation. Those invited are to "identify strategies on how the accreditation community and its stakeholders can implement" the commission's recommendations, according to the agenda. A full article and reader reactions cab be found at Inside Higher Ed :: First on the Docket: Accreditation
Higher Education Pay
Check on the status of NEA'S salary initiative which aims to improve pay for higher education faculty and support professionals. NEA: Professional Pay - Higher Education Salaries
NCHE DATES and DEADLINES
- 2007 Regular Annual Meeting. The NCHE Meeting will be held in sunny San Diego on Thursday evening, March 1 @ 7:00 PM and Friday morning from 8:00-11:30AM
- NEA Higher Education Conference March 2-4. Check the NEA's website for agenda and registration and hotel registration forms. Conference registration is only online. http://www.nea.org/he/conf.html
- Davenport Award Nominees. This award is presented at the opening plenary session of the NEA Higher Education Conference, and recognizes an NEA member, group, or organization for outstanding contributions to higher education. The nomination form and additional information is available at NEA Higher Education - National Council for Higher Education Deadline date is January 5, 2007
- Amendments to the NCHE Constitution/Bylaws
Proposed changes must be received by the NCHE no later than January 1, 2007. Email proposed amendments to email@example.com or mail to:
National Council for Higher Education
NEA Constituent Relations, Room 410
1201 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The current Constitution and Bylaws are viewable on the web.
- NCHE Elections
Delegates to this year's NCHE RAM will elect a President, Vice President, and two Executive Committee members to lead the organization. Job descriptions and mailing labels are available. Please contact the NCHE President for more information. Requests for mailing labels must be made by January 28, 2007. Candidates may also be nominated from the floor.
- Membership Renewals
Individual, Associate, and Organizational Members are encouraged to renew now if you have not already done so. All forms are available at NEA Higher Education - NCHE Membership