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Today, April 17, we observe the
AAUP National Day of Action for Higher Education

Please join us at 3:30 PM for the
 NFA-AAUP Shared Governance Summit

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About the NFA

Founded in 1983, the Nevada Faculty Alliance and its chapters represent professional employees within all eight institutions in the Nevada System of Higher Education. NFA is the Nevada affiliate of the American Association of University Professors. the oldest national organization advocating for higher education as a common good, academic freedom, and shared governance. Through AAUP, the NFA is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers/AFL-CIO with other 300,000 members in higher education.

The NFA-AAUP-AFT is the collective bargaining representative for the faculty at Truckee Meadows Community College, Western Nevada College, and College of Southern Nevada. The NFA has advocacy chapters at Great Basin College, Nevada State College, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and University of Nevada, Reno.

See also: NFA State Board

What We Do

The NFA advocates for quality education for the common good of our communities by promoting dialogue, and effective policies and procedures based on these core principles:

  • Advocacy and action for faculty and staff as workers in the service of the public good;  defense of academic freedom in all its manifestations, including the American institution of tenure rights; and ensuring academic rigor and educational quality on behalf of faculty, students and the community through shared governance of the universities and colleges.
  • Access, inclusion and diversity for students, faculty and staff, and the administration they are governed by. All are valued as a reflection of our communities. 
  • Affordability and funding that emphasize access to the citizens of Nevada pursuing higher education. We advocate for the funding to support an educational infrastructure that will diversify Nevada’s economy.
  • Academic achievementexemplified in both quantitative and qualitative measures, and outcomes for individual students as well as the community they call home.

We work to empower faculty members to be fully engaged in our mission to help students succeed.


The NFA represents all eight institutions in the Nevada System of Higher Education, advocating on behalf of faculty and professional staff, and more than 100,000 students who call Nevada home. 
Chapter contact information.


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Contact Us:

Office: 702-530-4NFA (4632)



840 S. Rancho Drive

Suite 4-571

Las Vegas, NV 89106

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