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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.

Get ready for 2015 Campus Equity Week!

More than three-quarters of U.S. faculty are working off the tenure track — are we all ready to be allies to them? The 2015 Campus Equity Week takes place the third week of October. Check out NEA's Campus Equity Week resources, including this tip sheet on how to be an ally and this Q&A with U.S. Sen. Durbin about adjunct debt.  

2016 NEA Higher Education Organizing Conference

Save the date!
April 1-3, 2016
Sheraton Hotel and Marina
San Diego, CA
Online conference registration will open on November 2, 2015

Unemployment for Contingent Faculty

NEA President Lily Eskelsen García has renewed NEA's efforts to remove obstacles that stand between adjunct faculty and the unemployment benefits that they often deserve. See her summer letter to the Department of Labor. 

Learn more about NEA Higher Ed

In this recent webinar, NEA Higher Ed staff explain the scope of our program, including upcoming policy priorities and opportunities to get involved with publications. Check it out.

The Summer 2015 Thought & Action is here!

This season's issue of Thought & Action, NEA's peer-reviewed journal of higher education, includes a spirited defense of liberal arts, new information about performance funding, and more. Read it — and check out the new call for papers.

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

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