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HE Month!

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! 

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How We End The Higher Ed Funding Rollercoaster

October 19 @ 4 p.m. ET: Join us for a review of the recent cycles of expanded and contracted funding of higher education around the country, from before the Great Recession through the early COVID-19 pandemic. Find out which states are increasing investments and what their priorities are for those funds. Those we elect make higher education funding decisions, so during National Higher Education Month and in mid-term election season, we're bringing you this timely information and ways to take action. All who register will receive a recording and any resources shared.

NEA Higher Education news you may have missed

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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!

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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Meet the 2022 Higher Educator of the Year!

Here are Seven Things to Know about the 2022 NEA Higher Educator of the Year!

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 helping elect leaders who support them!
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Election 2022

Don't miss out on your opportunity to make a difference!
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Become an EdActivist

Education is under political attack. We’ve got a new way to fight back.

Send a Digital Post Card!

Share a digital postcard with a personal message encouraging your friends to vote this November.
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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 add our Facebook profile frame, 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!

Five Tips for Successful Class Field Trips 

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.

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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.