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The Illinois higher education system consists of nine public universities on 12 campuses, 48 community colleges, 98 independent not-for-profit colleges and universities, and 29 independent for-profit ­institutions.

The struggles in higher education mirror those of PreK-12 IEA members with regard to increasing benefits and salary and having a voice in decisions that impact members.

Organizing & Support
Higher Education activities within the IEA include both organizing higher education locals and providing support to existing locals and membership. Higher education members include four-year faculty members, two-year faculty members, academic professionals, part-time faculty members, civil service employees and ESP’s.

IEA Higher Education Council
View the list of IEA Higher Education Council members and their terms. The council is ready to answer your questions or give you assistance.

Higher Education Council Bylaws
Approved 8/1/2015

NEA Higher Education
Provides organizing/development assistance to the states through the NEA regional offices, works with higher education governance, develops training packages, and does coalition work with other associations and unions.

National Council for Higher Education
NCHE is an independent organization for all higher education members of the National Education Association.

Contact the IEA Higher Education Progam

Higher Education Program Director

Michael McDermott
Higher Education Program Director
Phone: (618) 656-0010
Toll Free: (800) 462-6213

Higher Education Paraprofessional

Mary Ann Kocher
Higher Education Paraprofessional
Phone: (217) 347-2159
Toll Free: (800) 252-9264

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