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1. WHY SHOULD AN INSTITUTION CONSIDER JOINING HECSE ?
  • Membership in the premier organization representing leadership preparation in special education
  • Sharing of current special education information
  • Networking with IHE’s engaged in doctoral level preparation and research
2. WHAT ARE SOME SPECIFIC BENEFITS OF HECSE MEMBERSHIP
  • Provide access to up-to-date information on legislation
  • Provide current information on policy and policy development
  • Assist with access to decision makers
  • Provide technical assistance regarding communications with special education decision makers at all levels
  • Provide opportunities for professional development
  • Provide opportunities to analyze, clarify and provide input on legislative and regulatory language and issues
  • Join with colleagues in expressing positions on legislation and policy
  • Current information of funding opportunities
  • Assist with faculty searches
3. HOW CAN AN INSTITUTION APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP IN HECSE ?
  • Contact Membership Director: Lisa Monda-Amaya (Click Here)
  • Formal written membership application is required and will be provided quickly by the membership chair
  • Membership application is reviewed by the board (Click Here to Learn How to Apply)
4. WHAT IS THE CURRENT ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE?
  • $ 1,100 per year, due July of each year
5. WHAT IS THE MEMBERSHIP FEE USED FOR?
  • Operating expenses
  • Meeting costs
  • HECSE Consultant
6. WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE ANNUAL MEETINGS HELD?
  • January
  • Washington, DC
  • Thursday, planned individual visits with legislators
  • Friday, recently full day meeting on the Capitol Hill
  • Saturday meeting at Hotel till early afternoon
  • Members are responsible for all travel costs
7. WHO TYPICALLY ATTENDS THE ANNUAL MEETING?
  • Institutional representative or alternate
  • Consultant(s)
  • Invited guests / presenters
8. WHAT IS A TYPICAL MEETING AGENDA?
  • Update on legislative issues
  • Presentations and Q & A with Congressional staffers
  • Presentations by OSEP personnel with Q & A
  • HECSE Leadership Award presentation
  • Business meeting
  • Presentation of issues by Consultant and/or HECSE Board with Q & A plus discussion
  • Sharing of personnel needs by institution
  • Planning for future with assigned tasks/ responsibilities
9. ARE THERE OTHER MEETINGS DURING THE YEAR?
  • TED Conference in November
  • CEC Convention in March/April
  • OSEP Projector’s Directors Meeting in July
10. WHAT ABOUT SUMMER RETREATS?
  • Occasional opportunities as need arises
  • Focus on topics of special interest
  • White paper development
MEMBERSHIP CONTACT PERSON

For additional information, contact the Co-Chair of HECSE’s Membership Committee:

LISA MONDA-AMAYA
University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign
Department of Special Education
College of Education
1310 S. Sixth Street, Room 288
Champaign, IL  61820
PH: 217-333-0260
FAX: 217-333-6555
Email: lmonda@illinois.edu