Monday, September 12, 2011

#CFHE Meeting

Come to Boston November 4-6 for The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education Meeting at UMass. It starts Friday at 5 P.M. and ends Sunday at 12 Noon. We will have a packed agenda, but also plenty of time to get to know and learn from each other in more relaxed ways. 

You will hear and discuss how disinvestment, privatization, cost-shifting and curriculum changes – i.e. the attack on students and the public sector – are playing out on campuses and in states around the country. We will hear how students, faculty, and citizens in coalition are finding new ways of fighting back. Most important, together we will build on the vision for CFHE and decide on activities to help us attain that vision. And we might even have an action while we're all here!

Most meals will be provided; donations will be accepted on a voluntary basis. Address conference inquiries to CFHE.conference@gmail.comLocal CFHE organizer John Hess imanaging the email address, responding to emails, answering questions and appropriately redirecting ones he can't.

A block of rooms has been reserved at Hampton Inn and Suites - Crosstown Center, 811 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston 02118. Tel:617-541-2406. Rates: Double Standard $139.00 plus 14.45% tax; King Standard $129.00 plus 14.45% tax

All rooms include a full hot breakfast buffet, free shuttle service to and from Logan Airport from 5 am – 10:30 pm, indoor heated pool, fitness center open 24 hours, free high speed internet throughout out the hotel.
There is public transportation to UMass Boston via the #8 bus which picks up right outside the hotel and drops off at UMASS.  But it doesn't run as frequently as we might like outside of rush hour, so taking a taxi to UMass, which with three or four or more in it would not be expensive, basically the cost of the bus, might be the best bet.
The rooms are on hold for us until October 15, so please register by then. The hotel won't guarantee availability after the 15th. Register as early as you can and be sure to mention you are registering for the CFHE meeting. If you encounter any difficulty registering, ask for Erika Ortiz, the events manager.  

1 comment:

  1. What's on the agenda? Many contingent issues relate to the quality of education. Are any on the agenda? If NFM is asking contingent faculty to spend money attending, that is the very least we should expect.


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