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National Council for Higher Education

National Council for Higher Education (NCHE)

Your Advocate For Higher Education

Your Advocate For Higher Education.

NCHE Meetings at the NEA Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly

NCHE will hold a membership meeting as follows:

June 30, 2018
3:30pm – 5:30pm
Pryes Brewing Co
1401 West River Road North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

This meeting will include NCHE updates as well as updates from NEA staff who work on higher education.

NCHE will hold caucus meetings on any RA days during which there is more than a 30-minute lunch break.

Location: L100A

Please be sure to attend the caucus meeting on the first RA day as there will be an opportunity to vote on NCHE recommendations for NEA elected offices.


Welcome to the National Council for Higher Education's (NCHE) web site. NCHE is an independent membership organization for all higher education members of the National Education Association who join.  

Membership | Join NCHE Now!

To join NCHE or to renew your membership, please click here to use our online membership page (credit cards accepted) or fill out the appropriate form and send it with a check as instructed on the form. 

Individuals ( PDF, 83 KB, 1pg.), Associates, ( PDF, 88 KB, 1pg.) and Organizations (PDF, 130 KB, 1pg.) may become members of NCHE so that we can continue to lobby for the interests of our 150,000 NEA higher education members.

Please encourage your colleagues and your organizations to join as well.

An Invitation from Princess Moss, NEA Secretary-Treasurer

NEA needs the voices, ideas, ingenuity, and strength from our higher education membership to plan our future as a union. The budget process at the NEA is an open one and Secretary-Treasurer Moss is asking NEA's higher education members, including every member of the National Council of Higher Education, to engage in this process. We have an opportunity for you to provide your input and plan to attend the strategic plan and budget session at the NEA Higher Education Conference. Read more, here.

GPS Fund Grants

NEA’s Great Public Schools (GPS) Fund enables grant awardees to improve student success. Since 2013, the GPS Fund has provided funds to state affiliates, local affiliates, and partnerships that demonstrate leadership in enhancing the quality of public education and engaging members. Award criteria focus on ensuring successful students, accomplished professionals, dynamic collaboration, and empowering leaders. Go here to learn more about the grants already awarded, about guidelines and deadlines, and about the application process.

edCommunities, NEA’s online professional learning and engagement community, hosts many private and public discussion groups. To connect with groups of educators, school support professionals, and other colleagues about how NEA’s GPS Fund Grants can work for you, first go here to become a member then enter key word Grants in the search function and join the “NEA Grants 4 Great Public Schools” group.

NCHE Awards:

NCHE is seeking nominations for the following awards. Please consider nominating someone for each of these prestigious awards. The winners will be honored on March 15, 2018, at the NCHE meeting held in conjunction with the NEA Higher Education Conference in Chicago, IL.


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News from the Hunter College National Center: Please click here for the latest news from the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions. You will find information about the spring 2018 conference, including the Request for Proposals.

Dual Enrollment:

Dual enrollment is an issue that draws much discussion and takes many forms throughout the country.  NCHE Executive Committee member Alec Thompson recently presented on this topic at the NEA Leadership Summit in Dallas, Texas, in February 2016.  This presentation may be found here.




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