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Join the celebration! It's Higher Education Month

During October, we celebrate the dedicated faculty, staff, and graduate workers who fulfill our students' curiosity and ensure they can realize their dreams.

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Do you remember the professor who changed your perspective? Or the staff person who made you feel safe and at home? For many of us, the people we met while participating in higher education changed our lives.

This National Higher Education Month, we're asking our members and allies to call our hotline and share a story that highlights why higher education is or has been important to them. 

We will be sharing your thoughts, as well as your staff, faculty, and graduate worker shout-outs, on our social media channels throughout the month of October! 

Higher Ed Legal Briefing: FLSA, Censorship, and Educator Advocacy

Join us Friday, October 20 at 3:00 PM ET for an informative session hosted by NEA's Office of General Counsel. In our webinar, we'll provide crucial updates and insights that directly impact you on your campus.

Register Here!

The Growing Crises in Higher Education

Join us Wednesday, October 25 at 6:00 PM ET for an Open House meeting as we explore strategies and solutions to the under-compensation and underappreciation of adjunct/contingent faculty.

Learn More & Register Here!

NEA Higher Education news you may have missed

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Faculty Pay: Five Things to Know

NEA's annual examination of federal data on full-time faculty pay shows salaries aren't keeping up with inflation
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Life as a Contingent Faculty Member

The higher education system depends on the labor of adjuncts, yet these faculty remain underpaid and undervalued.
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In Search of 'Thriving' in Higher Education

Over the past three years, we have asked hundreds of faculty to share with us, the facilitators of the Teaching and Learning Academy, their feelings about any aspect of their practices.

Be part of our movement!

We’re facing challenges we never expected, and faculty, staff, and graduate workers like you are rising to the occasion. But you shouldn’t have to do this alone. Together we are the biggest and loudest advocates for our campuses, our colleagues, our students, and ourselves.

Ways to take action!

Celebrate our higher education faculty, staff, and graduate workers by learning more and taking action!
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Targeting the Freedom to Teach and Learn

Florida faculty are making their state better. So why is the governor attacking them?
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Oppose Budget Cuts that Hurt Students

College would become even less affordable and meaningful reform of student debt relief programs impossible under the House GOP’s proposed education budget.
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Fighting for Better Pay and Rights for Adjunct & Contingent Faculty

Resources from our higher education webinar with NEA General Counsel Alice O'Brien!
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Your work matters. Our work matters. From pre-kindergarten through graduate school, every NEA member is connected in the mission of the NEA—to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.
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HE Month!

Share Your Higher Ed Pride Online!

Use these links to call our hotline, download our virtual background, or join our NEA Higher Ed group on Facebook!

Higher Education is the Gateway to the American Dream


National Council of Higher Education 

NCHE is an independent membership organization for all higher education members of the National Education Association who join. 

Join NCHE!

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.

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National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.