Higher Ed Action Team (HEAT)

SWS members have been meeting to share experiences and provide mutual support in response to the rising tide of austerity-minded campus polices we’ve been experiencing. We are now taking this year of hard-won knowledge and turning it into action!

Join us as we turn up the HEAT on our campuses and within the academy, by mobilizing against the corporatization of higher education, and mobilizing for stronger union representation and other forms of true, shared governance.

Want to learn more? Want to get involved? Want to share ideas?

Please stay tuned for future meeting information in your SWS emails.

Please contact the Co-Chairs of the SWS Committee on Academic Justice: LaTonya Trotter at   or Andrea Hunt at  if you have any questions/comments.


Upcoming Events/ Programming:

Raising Our Voices: Strategies for Organizing in Higher Education – Workshop by Higher Education Action Team

  • Wednesday, August 9
  • 10:00 – 5:00 PM EDT

The SWS-supported Higher Education Action Team (HEAT) is a group of feminist scholars whose mission is to turn up the HEAT on our campuses and within the academy, by mobilizing against the corporatization of higher education.

Please Save the Date for HEAT’s free, interactive, virtual, pre-conference to build capacity across higher education to organize for stronger union representation and other forms of true, shared governance.

The Pre-Conference will feature interactive sessions on topics like:

  • Reviving or Starting a Union on Campus
  • Fighting Censorship on Campus, and
  • Reconsidering the Role of Shared Governance