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REGISTER NOW for the 2017 NEA Higher Education Conference!

March 17-19, 2017
Renaissance Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX
Unite. Inspire. Lead: Strengthening Bridges to Opportunities

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NEW Call for Papers, "On Violence."

Check out the new call for papers from NEA's Thought & Action journal. Submissions due Oct. 1.

Also, check out the new Summer 2016 issue [PDF, 2 MB]!

How one union won parenting leave for its members

Happy, healthy faculty families means satisfied students, too. Read more [PDF 779KB].

Supreme Court affirms race-conscious admissions

The Supreme Court in June upheld the University of Texas' race-conscious admissions program, a decision that allows institutions to continue providing students with the substantial benefits of learning in an integrated and diverse student body. NEA had supported UT's practices with an amicus brief filed with the Court. Read more.

Wisconsin faculty fighting destruction of public higher education

After state budget cuts that have led to bigger class sizes and program eliminations, and attacks on tenure that have led to faculty leaving the university, University of Wisconsin System faculty have held a series of no-confidence votes, involving tens of thousands of faculty members. Read more.

NEA Advocate Special Salary Issue

The 2016 NEA Advocate Special Salary Issue is here, and it does not include particularly good news for faculty who still struggle to pay their bills. Although state funding has increased over the past five years, faculty salaries have declined slightly over the same time period. Which institutions have the best (and worst) average salaries?

NEA Higher Ed on Capitol Hill

NEA Higher Ed members have traveled twice to Capitol Hill this spring — to urge reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (see here) and to support Senate Democrats' efforts to make college more affordable and student debt more manageable (see here).

You can help:

Urge Congress to restore the original promise of the Higher Education Act.

Ask Congress to take action on the RED Act.

NEA, AFT & AAUP issue joint recommendations for Higher Ed Act

The three unions, NEA, AFT and AAUP, representing more than 350,000 higher-education faculty and staff, have issued recommendations to Congress around the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Those recommendations include measures to make college more affordable, and also to stop and reverse the trend toward contingent academic labor. Check them out

Also, sign NEA's petition to Congress, asking them to protect the public good that is public higher education.

For more news from the NEA Office of Higher Education, go here.

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