Issues and Advocacy
OEA/NEA fights to protect Academic Freedom at both the campus and government levels, to ensure protection for the faculty and quality for the student.
Tenure is fundamental to the academy, but is facing threats on several fronts. See attached policies and articles on the topic.
Higher Education Funding
In the midst of the national financial crises, higher education funding faces major challenges at national, state, and campus levels.
Adjuncts and Part Time faculty
Colleges and universities are increasing their reliance on contingent faculty and staff, threatening major transformations in the nature of higher education.
Financial and other pressures are increasing the reliance on non-traditional delivery of education. OEA/NEA is analyzing these developments closely to protect academic quality and the rights of faculty and staff.
Intellectual Property rights go the heart of an academic’s self identity. NEA fights to protect creators rights in an age of corporatization.
NEA works through Education International to monitor and influence developments in higher education around the world.
Legal Issues in Higher Education
Courts are playing a larger and more intrusive role in higher education. NEA’s legal department covers the major developments.
Technological transformation has generated numerous controversies in today’s academy.