Higher Education Research Center
The Center provides data and other research products to the NEA higher education affiliates. The Research Advisory Committee, composed of higher education leaders and staff, meet twice a year to review products from the Center and to make recommendations about additional research needs.
NEA can assist chapters to analyze their campus budgets by using information that the campuses provide to the federal government.
College and University Data Analysis System (CUDAS)
This CD-ROM allows members to analyze their institution by a series of indicators and to compare it with their peer institutions. The source of the data is the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. The CUDAS CD-ROM can be found in the NEA Almanac of Higher Education published annually.
Facts & Figures
Student enrollment trends, faculty and staff employment as well as statistics about campuses with collective bargaining can be found in this section.
Find the average salary and benefit information for faculty on 9/10 or 11/12 month contracts, percentage of tenured faculty, and percentage of woman faculty by state. The data is based on the U.S. Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Analysis System.
Higher Education Contract Analysis System (HECAS)
HECAS CD is a CD-ROM with full-text retrieval software, containing over 840 higher education collective bargaining contracts. The system, updated twice a year, has contracts for faculty, support staff, and academic professionals. The most up-to-date collection of contracts resides on the Web-based version, which is updated monthly. Access to HECAS on the Web and the HECAS CD is restricted to NEA state affiliate staff and local leaders. You must contact the higher education contact person in your state to be granted access to both products.
Salary and Peer Reports
Data on salaries for institutions in each state are provided to NEA affiliates each year. In addition, affiliates can request comparisons for peer institutions based on full-time employment enrollment and E&G (education and general) Expenditures, or affiliates can select the peer institutions they want to compare.
Produced five times a year, the Update is a research brief that provides leaders with information on current research and trends in higher education. Recent issues focused on the numbers of part-time faculty, the numbers of tenured faculty, the numbers and categories of support staff, E-mail and privacy, retirement plans of faculty, and distance education.
The NEA Higher Education Web site has many of the products of the Center available online including salary data by state, the Updates, and the Almanac. The web site also has annotated links to campus web sites around the world, other higher education associations and unions, and links to resources for web-based instruction.
For further information, please contact:
NEA Office of Higher Education
1201 16th Street N. W.
Washington, DC 20036