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Academic Freedom Battle in Pennsylvania
A Pennsylvania Legislative committee issues its findings after completing its investigation on the matter of academic freedom and whether students who hold unpopular views need protection. The answer is that students are just fine. David Horowitz blames Democrats, unions, and faculty leaders for the outcome of the report. Read the full story and reader comments at

Spellings Commission Roll-Out
The Education Department is scheduled to hold a half-day forum, November 29 in Washington on the Spellings Commission’s recommendations on accreditation. Those invited are to “identify strategies on how the accreditation community and its stakeholders can implement” the commission’s recommendations, according to the agenda.

Higher Education Pay
Check on the status of NEA’S salary initiative which aims to improve pay for higher education faculty and support professionals.



  • 2007 Regular Annual Meeting. The NCHE Meeting will be held in sunny San Diego on Thursday evening, March 1 @ 7:00 PM and Friday morning from 8:00-11:30AM
  • NEA Higher Education Conference March 2-4. Check the NEA’s website for agenda and registration and hotel registration forms. Conference registration is only online.
  • Davenport Award Nominees. This award is presented at the opening plenary session of the NEA Higher Education Conference, and recognizes an NEA member, group, or organization for outstanding contributions to higher education. Deadline date is January 5, 2007
  • Amendments to the NCHE Constitution/Bylaws
    Proposed changes must be received by the NCHE no later than January 1, 2007. Email proposed amendments to or mail to:
    National Council for Higher Education
    NEA Constituent Relations, Room 410
    1201 Sixteenth Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036

The current Constitution and Bylaws are viewable on the web.

  • NCHE Elections
    Delegates to this year’s NCHE RAM will elect a President, Vice President, and two Executive Committee members to lead the organization. Job descriptions and mailing labels are available. Please contact the NCHE President for more information. Requests for mailing labels must be made by January 28, 2007. Candidates may also be nominated from the floor.
  • Membership Renewals
    Individual, Associate, and Organizational Members are encouraged to renew now if you have not already done so.