Members’ involvement and input are vitally important to the daily activities of CEA. As a member of a CEA commission or committee, you can share your ideas, work with other members from around the state, and help shape the Association for years to come.
Below is a listing of CEA commissions and committees with which you can participate. If you are interested in serving, click here and fill out the registration form.
Most committees and commissions meet approximately 3-10 times per school year, in the evenings. If you are appointed to a committee, you will be notified in August or September.
- Constitution Revision
Reviews the Constitution and Bylaws and submits proposed changes to the CEA Board of Directors.
- Elections Committee
Reviews and enforces all CEA election procedures and policies including the certification of candidates.
- Finance Committee
Reviews all financial matters relating to CEA’s operation including policies and annual budget development.
- Member Benefits Committee
Reviews, endorses, and monitors CEA member benefits programs (insurance, credit cards, members discounts).
- Membership Training Conference Committee
Plans, develops, and coordinates events, programs, and leadership training activities for CEA members (i.e. Summer Leadership, CEA/NEA Orientation, New Teacher Program).
- RA Planning Committee
Plans and coordinates all activities relating to the CEA and NEA Representative Assemblies.
- Resolutions Committee
Reviews existing CEA resolutions (statements of organizational belief pertaining to the profession), proposed new resolutions to the CEA Representative Assembly, and provides input to the NEA about NEA resolutions.
- CEA Aspiring Educators
Assists in organizing and promoting effective local student affiliates by providing training, information, and support to future teachers in Connecticut.
- Commission for Instruction and Professional Development
Keeps abreast of, and examines, state- and national-level professional issues and how they impact teaching and learning. Makes recommendations to the CEA Board of Directors regarding professional issues and policies, and works with CEA staff to develop materials and implement activities that keep members informed about professional issues.
- Human and Civil Rights Commission (HCR)
The CEA Human and Civil Rights Commission is a standing commission responsible for proposing policies and activities which support CEA’s strategic objective to advance racial, economic, and gender equity in Connecticut’s public schools and within the Association.
- Legislative Commission
Develops recommendations for the CEA legislative agenda based on an assessment of CEA’s issues, positions, and priorities that would improve the quality of education in Connecticut. The recommended legislative agenda is presented to the CEA Board of Directors, reviewed, amended if necessary, and adopted by the Board.
- Ethnic Minority Affairs Commission (EMAC)
Promotes ethnic minority participation in all areas of CEA by mentoring, providing training, encouraging delegate participation, and publishing a Minority Concerns Newsletter.
- Public Relations Commission
Develops and implements plans to deal with issues CEA is facing (teacher evaluations, excessive testing, education funding, ESSA).
- Retirement Commission
Monitors the State Teachers’ Retirement System, the State Treasurers’ Investment Advisory Council, legislation concerning retirement issues, and provides CEA’s Retirement Workshops.