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Higher Education Faculty & Staff

October is National Higher Education Month

This National Higher Education Month we celebrate the dedicated faculty and staff who ensure our students are able to grab their piece of the American Dream through higher education.

2020 NEA Pre-Summit Higher Education Conference

Submit a proposal to present at the 2020 NEA Pre-Summit Higher Education Conference, Our Democracy. Our Responsibility. Our Time!: Higher Ed Building the Foundation for Collective Action.

Workshops will be held on Friday, March 13th, and will be 75 or 90 minute sessions. Presenters with similar or complementary submissions may be assigned to share a workshop slot.


Sign up for the eAdvocate! 

Stay in touch with NEA Higher Ed through the NEA eAdvocate, a monthly newsletter. Sign up now.

NEA Higher Educator of the Year honored by RA delegates

Inspired by his student-centered approach, Saginaw Valley State University professor David Schneider is selected by his colleagues as 2019 Higher Educator of the year. Read the full story here

The NEA Higher Ed Special Salary issue is here!

Find out how much full-time faculty members earn, by rank, on average, at every public institution in the U.S.

Speak up about DOE accreditation rules!

The Department of Education has released its proposed rule on accreditation issues—and it includes some proposed changes that advocates believe would open the floodgates to abuses. You have the opportunity now to comment on their proposal. Learn more.

Nominate a NEA Higher Ed colleague!

The Minds that Move Us initiative is looking for “Every Day Job Heroes” who support adults in their community to succeed in education, job training, and career pursuits. Nominate a hero, and, if selected, they’ll win a trip to the Minds that Move Us Adult Career Pathway Festival in Miami, August 6-8, 2019, including two Southwest Airlines tickets. (Florida winners may use tickets for personal travel). Click here  for more information on the contest, the Adult Career Pathway Festival, and Minds that Move Us.

The next Higher Education Act: What do we want?

Access, affordability and quality education, a safe environment, reinvestment and more. Check out the NEA recommendations for HEA reauthorization.

Bargaining for improved family leave

Find out how one Florida faculty union is making the case for healthy families.

Welcome to the Grad Employees of URI!

The 600 members of the Graduate Assistants United at the University of Rhode Island recently affiliated with NEA Higher Ed, becoming the latest bargaining unit in our growing membership.

Introducing the NEA Institute for Leadership Development, Professional Growth and Organizing at Alabama State University!

The new institute, located on the Alabama State campus in Montgomery, Ala., will provide HBCU and two-year college faculty with support for their professional growth. Learn more.

Hello, Florida!

Six new NEA-affiliated faculty unions have been organized in Florida since 2016, as faculty and staff seek a stronger voice in their campuses. Learn more.

NEA Higher Ed meets Hollywood!

Watch the new video that explains the work done by NEA Higher Ed unions and their members.



College Affordability

Urge Congress to make college more affordable.