I want us to get together during the Collaborative. I’ve requested Tuesday, May 7th, at 1PM in Ireland 114. I’d like to get as many of us there, as well as anyone who might be interested in joining. We really need to get going for next year, to get some structure in place to collect dues (to pay Jonathan back for the website if nothing else!) and to start thinking about how we can make use of the opportunity we have with a new president coming in for AY 2014. See you there!
You might find these papers about the future of public higher education interesting. You can find them here, as noted in an email the national AAUP sent out today.
These issues may focus on public schools, but even at a private college like Champlain we have to be aware not only of the choices our students have, in terms of where they go to school, but also of our own mission and the role tuition plays in our ability to do our job. Many of our students are incurring massive debt as they study here, and many are doing so even while working more hours than they probably should.