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REGISTER NOW for the 2017 NEA Higher Education Conference!

March 17-19, 2017
Renaissance Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX
Unite. Inspire. Lead: Strengthening Bridges to Opportunities

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TAKE ACTION! Report yourself!

In an effort to stop the madness, and stand up for academic freedom, NEA Higher Ed members are reporting themselves to the so-called "Professor Watchlist," a right-wing effort to limit the exchange of ideas in college classroom. Join them now!

NEA Higher Ed member wins National Book Award

University of Florida's Ibram X. Kendi won the National Book Award for his exploration of racist ideas in America. Recently he talked to NEA about his work.

When "yes" means "yes" on college campuses

The concept of "affirmative consent" may be an effective preventative strategy to combat sexual assaults on college campuses. Read more.

How one union won parenting leave for its members

Happy, healthy faculty families means satisfied students, too. Read more [PDF 779KB].

NEA Advocate Special Salary Issue

The 2016 NEA Advocate Special Salary Issue is here, and it does not include particularly good news for faculty who still struggle to pay their bills. Although state funding has increased over the past five years, faculty salaries have declined slightly over the same time period. Which institutions have the best (and worst) average salaries?

NEA Higher Ed on Capitol Hill

You can help:

Urge Congress to restore the original promise of the Higher Education Act.

Ask Congress to take action on the RED Act.

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.

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

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College Affordability

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