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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.

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’s Thought & Action journal is here!

Check out the latest issue of NEA’s peer-reviewed journal of higher education, Thought & Action, which includes articles about Nazis on campus, technology at HBCUs, and the future of faculty union in a right-to-work world. Download the issue and specific articles here, or visit and use the special code NEAHIGHERED for a free copy.

NEA RA Honors Higher Educator of the Year

City Colleges of Chicago’s Loretta Ragsdell takes home the first-ever NCHE Higher Educator of the Year Award.
Read the full story here


2018 Special Salary Issue

The annual special salary issue includes average full-time faculty salaries from every public institution in the U.S. It also explores salary trends over the past 20 years, the gender gap, and the HBCU pay penalty. Download it here( PDF, 2.5 MB, 40 pgs.)  

NEA Higher Ed on Capitol Hill

The PROSPER Act, introduced to Congress in late November, aims to replace the federal Higher Education Act (HEA). NEA opposes much of what's in the act, including the elimination of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, limits on federal borrowing for families, and the revocation of regulations for for-profit colleges. 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.