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Tenure, Academic Freedom, and More

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Resources
    HBCUs face increasing challenges for funding and student enrollment. NEA is committed to HBCU  sustainability and student success, e.g., through legislative advocacy, collective bargaining for faculty and staff, community partnerships, and collaboration with administration.
  • Tenure
    Tenure is fundamental to the academy, but is facing threats on several fronts. See attached policies and articles on the topic..
  • 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..
  • 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.


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