The dedicated faculty, staff, and graduate workers of our nation’s colleges and universities help students pursue their passions and realize their dreams. Their success is our nation’s success.
NEA supports higher education professionals by helping them advocate for safe working conditions, fair pay, academic freedom, and so much more. We help faculty and staff understand the challenges of today’s campuses and empower them to work together to solve problems and build power.
Faculty, staff, and graduate assistants should be fairly compensated for their work. For decades, the pay earned by college and university workers has failed to keep pace with the rising cost of living. We’re working to fix that.
We provide cutting-edge resources from NEA experts—our staff, affiliates, and members—on the skills and topics educators need to join, stay in, and advance our profession.
Ready to take the next step in your career? Start with our leadership resources below for the knowledge and skills you need to be an effective leader on the local, state, and national stage.
Research & Data
College and University Data Analysis System (CUDAS) enables you to research and compare data for your home institution to a group of similar institutions.
National Higher Education Month
Check out our 2022 celebration of the dedicated faculty and staff who ensure our students are able to grab their piece of the American Dream through higher education.
Student Debt Forgiveness for Higher Educators
NEA student debt experts walk through the process to fill out the PSLF waiver and ensure higher education faculty & staff get the cancellation they deserve.
National Council for Higher Education
NCHE serves as the instrument through which higher education members of the National Education Association (NEA) utilize their individual and collective power
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"We've been fighting for better wages, safer working conditions, properly ventilated buildings—it's important for us to fight for those rights."