Below you’ll find NEA resources regarding higher education, including ways to fight austerity cuts on our campuses and defend the high-quality public higher education our students need to succeed. You'll also find a signup form for the NEA HigherEd email newsletter so you can stay up-to-date on the latest higher education news.
What you need to know about NEA Membership:
Your national union can help you get the contract you deserve.
NEA Higher Ed maintains a comprehensive, searchable database of college and university metrics, including employee salaries, and has trained higher ed leaders in the growing practice of bargaining for the common good.
Your union also can help you be a better educator
NEA’s partnership with the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network is producing a robust, online library of Thriving in Academe guides.
…and improve your leadership skills, too.
NEA provides a variety of training opportunities and resources, including advanced workshops at the NEA National Leadership Summit and pre-summit NEA Higher Ed conference.
Stay informed with NEA emails and webinars.
NEA Higher Ed members get the scoop from the NEA Higher Ed email newsletter, which provides opportunities to advocate on federal legislation, learn about trends on campuses, and more.
Get a voice in the development of progressive policy.
NEA’s Representative Assembly has committed to measures to promote safe campuses, equity for contingent faculty, and a balanced approach to online learning.
The NEA Educators Employment Liability (EEL) Program protects most union members with up to $1 million in personal liability coverage for incidents arising from their work.
Join us in standing up for social and racial justice.
NEA has committed to eradicating institutional racism in every level of education, and is working to protect immigrant students and employees, as well as LGBTQ students and employees, and is organizing faculty and staff on HBCU campuses.
And save money, too!
You don’t join a union for discounts at restaurants and hotels… but NEA Member Benefits also offers financial services around homeownership, student loan repayment, and retirement planning, plus member rates on insurance access to the NEA long-term care program.
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The union has supported me in everything. I have gotten all sorts of training. I think I am much better in the classroom because of my union work. I think I am a better advocate because I found out I have a voice.
Since 1999, NEA has partnered with the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network to provide teaching guides for faculty.
NCHE is an independent membership organization for all higher education members of the National Education Association who join.
A college or university visit can empower at-risk students by providing experiences that fundamentally change their feelings that college is only accessible to certain people. Check out these great tips from NEA Member Benefits before your next field trip.
State Cuts to Higher Education Threaten Access and Equity
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shares that a decade since the Great Recession hit, state spending on public colleges and universities remains well below historical levels.