Issues & Advocacy
Tenure, Academic Freedom, and More
- Academic Freedom
NEA fights to protect Academic Freedom at both the campus and government levels, to ensure protection for the faculty and quality for the student.
Tenure is fundamental to the academy, but is facing threats on several fronts. See attached policies and articles on the topic.
- Higher Education Funding
In the midst of the national financial crises, higher education funding faces major challenges at national, state, and campus levels.
- Contingent or Adjunct Faculty Members
Colleges and universities are rapidly increasing their reliance on non-tenured and part-time faculty and staff, who often are low-paid and loosely connected to campuses. It's a development that threatens the strength of institutions and the quality of student education.
- Distance Education
Financial and other pressures are increasing the reliance on non-traditional delivery of education. NEA is analyzing these developments closely to protect academic quality and the rights of faculty and staff.
- Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property rights go the heart of an academic’s self identity. NEA fights to protect creators rights in an age of corporatization.
Quality and Higher Education: Defining Our Stance
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