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2016 NEA Higher Education Organizing Conference “Unite. Inspire. Lead. - Transforming Lives Through Higher Education.”

April 1-3, 2016
Sheraton Hotel and Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Leadership Day

Thursday, March 31
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Online NEA HE Conference Registration is now open! Click HERE to register.

To obtain a Request for Presentation Proposal click HERE

State budget battles hurt higher ed

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget battle has reduced spending on public higher ed to ZERO, and some institutions are talking about closing their doors. Read more.  

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.

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. 

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

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College Affordability

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