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Higher Education Faculty & Staff


Since the COVID-19 pandemic has upended education at every level, our highest priority is the safety of students, faculty and staff, as well as your families and communities. For COVID-19 resources, visit Also read a higher-ed colleague's advice for teaching online, and find out how local and state higher-ed unions are helping, and learn about the comprehensive re-opening guidelines developed by your colleagues at the United Faculty of Florida.

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 cancel student loan debt.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the economic security of American families. The Student Debt Emergency Relief Act (H.R. 6363), introduced by Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), would cancel at least $30,000 in outstanding student loan debt, boosting consumer spending and reducing the financial strain on educators and other borrowers. Urge your lawmaker to support it.

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.


National Council for Higher Education

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NEA's Degrees Not Debt

2019 National Higher Education Month

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