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Higher Education Faculty & Staff


The nation’s students, educators, and all their families are at the forefront of our minds as we grapple with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. When we make hard decisions, the safety of our members, students, staff, and guests is our top priority. We have concluded that we must cancel many of our upcoming conferences. If you have a question about your conference or logistics, please fill out this form.

NEA represents faculty, staff and support professionals at institutions that range from community colleges in Washington state to research universities in Florida. Together, we are united in providing a high-quality higher education, so that every student can attain their dreams. As a union, we are fighting for access and affordability, and the workplace conditions that support student learning, including academic freedom, tenure, social justice, and more.

Take Action: Tell your lawmakers to pass the College Affordability Act!

The College Affordability Act would help educate and prepare the teachers that students need, improve loan forgiveness programs for educators, and take other crucial steps to strengthen post-secondary education and make it accessible to more students. Tell your members of Congress to reinvest in higher learning and pass this critical piece of legislation.

Higher Education Best Practices - Teaching & Learning

We work to provide practical advice to help you become more effective educators.

Positions & Publications

Learn more about NEA’s higher-ed policy positions, as well as research and other archived publications.

Building Stronger Unions

As an NEA Higher Ed member, your union has the resources and tools to help you organize power most effectively.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) resources

NEA represents faculty or staff at more than a dozen HBCUs in the U.S. NEA works hard to protect the legacy of HBCUs, advance their missions, and ensure excellence for their students.

2020 NEA Higher Ed Conference

Registration for the NEA Higher Ed Conference, March 11-12, in Orlando, is now open. Click here to register!


National Council for Higher Education

Latest Higher Education News & Features

NEA's Degrees Not Debt

2019 National Higher Education Month

HigherEd Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with the NEA HigherEd newsletter — a monthly email newsletter featuring news and updates.

Higher Education is the Gateway to the American Dream