Perhaps the most widely accepted belief about higher education today is that our nation will need more college- educated people in the future than we have now or than we are on track to produce. This belief, given greater urgency by the most recent economic recession, has increasingly led to calls for transforming higher education and for embracing a wide variety of “innovations.”
Without question, improving higher education to expand access and student success should be a goal of everyone–the public, elected leaders, businesses, and those who work to provide that education.
The California Faculty Association has released a report about the systemic underfunding of the California State University system and its impact on students and higher education in the state.
The report also analyzes race, class and college affordability, and finds that over the past 30 years, as the CSU has gotten increasingly more diverse, state funding for the university system has been on a steady decline. In other words, as the CSU got darker, funding got lighter.
Lillian Taiz, former president of the California Faculty Association, was one of the founding leaders of the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education.
Dr. Howard Bunsis, a member and ex officio of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), is unyielding in his pursuit of transparency regarding university finances.
Christopher Cox teaches Global Studies at San Jose State University and serves as Affirmative Action Representative for the San Jose State Chapter of the California Faculty Association (CFA).
Dr. Stanton Glantz, a professor of Medicine at UC San Francisco, is a CFHE member has contributed insightful writing for the organization on various issues related to higher education.
Dr. Eileen Landy, an Associate Professor of Sociology at SUNY College at Old Westbury, is a founding member of CFHE.
New Report from CFHE Looks at Efforts to Turn Public Universities into Profit Centers at Education’s Expense
Release of working papers in advance of campus equity week events
For Immediate Release: October 3, 2013
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Higher Ed Faculty to Discuss Report of Conference Call with the Media on October 9; Report is First in a Series of Three to be Released This Month
National faculty group reaffirms commitment to defend public higher education, urges rejection of Betsy DeVos as Ed Secretary
As the Trump administration wages its war on science, on the free flow of people and information that is at the core of higher education and democracy, and as it propagates clear untruths as “alternative facts” about publicly, empirically verifiable phenomena, the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education (CFHE) recommits to defending and advancing affordable, quality public higher education for all who pursue it, and joins thousands of educators, organizations, and critics from various political persuasions to denounce and oppose the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.