Academic Affiliates

MEA is proud to support and partner with the following academic affiliates that offer professional development in targeted areas.

MAINE ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION – MAEA

MAINE COUNCIL FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES – MCSS

MAINE MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE ALLIANCEMMSA

Academic Affiliate Form

To be considered as a non-governance academic affiliate, the organization leader should complete the Academic Affiliation form and send it to MEA along with a letter of interest signed by the governance board’s officer and a copy of the organization’s governance documents.

MEA Bylaws, Article VII, Section 3. Academic Non-Governance Affiliates

  1. An academic non-governance affiliate is an organization a common instructional purpose, which has a reciprocal, complementary and supportive relationship to the Maine Education Association.
  2. The academic non-governance affiliate must meet the following minimum standards:
    1. the affiliate shall have common interests in advancing public education with the Maine Education Association; and
    2. the affiliate shall be a self-governing organization with expressed values compatible with those of the Maine Education Association.
  3. Affiliation proposals shall include:
    1. Copies of potential affiliate’s governance documents
    2. Letter of interest signed by the organization’s governance board.
    3. Relationship goals and areas of collaboration in support of shared values, public education, and MEA goals.
  4. Affiliate Relationships will be approved by the MEA Board of Directors and reviewed on a regular basis not to exceed three (3) years.
    1. It is understood that Affiliate Relationships are voluntary and collaborative; and
    2. Affiliation does not commit MEA resources or action.