Standing Together

The NJEA Higher Education Conference will be held on April 12-13 at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal. The conference begins with registration at 1 p.m. on Friday followed by workshops and dinner. After dinner, the keynote speaker is New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Zakiya Smith Ellis. On Saturday, the conference continues with more workshop sessions and concludes with lunch.


  • Academic Freedom
  • Building County and County College Relationships
  • Grievance Processing: Theory-Part 1; Practice-Part 2 (You must take Parts 1 and 2)
  • Health Care for Active and Retired: The Plans
  • Keep Calm and Prepare for Retirement: Get the Most Out of the Alternate Benefit Program (ABP)
  • Political Update/Pending Legislation
  • So You’re a “Blue” and What It Says About You
  • Social Media for Organizing Members
  • New Jersey Workplace Democracy Act and Pay Equity Act
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • XYZs of Retirement (PERS)


Higher education members will soon receive a registration form in the postal mail, or to register now, send your payment and registration form to:

NJEA Higher Ed Conference
c/o Beneficial Bank
PO Box 13661
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3661

Registration is required by March 23.

The cost to attend is $98-resident (per person, double occupancy); $148-resident (per person, single occupancy); or $68 (commuter). The conference fee includes accommodations, meals and materials. For additional information or if you have a disability-related need which may require assistance to facilitate your participation in the conference, contact the NJEA UniServ Region 29/Higher Education office at 609-689-9580 or

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