Despite their many flaws, the Founders of our republic were working to build a future with fewer tyrants and more freedom, rather than one full of tyrants in which everyone is afraid.
Let’s face it. The playing field for higher education is tilted against the state colleges and universities.
Trustees need to do more than merely express rhetorical commitments to the campuses. They need to work with campuses, legislative leaders, and the governor to examine structural changes.
Thank you to University of Minnesota union supporters. Your fight to organize faculty against shortsighted efforts to cheapen the work of higher education is honorable.
Today, leadership in the Minnesota House seems to place a higher premium on tax cuts than on higher-education access and prosperity in our communities.
Without the campus autonomy necessary to meet student needs, no amount of “change management” and “rebranding” will help protect and enhance the quality of higher education.
For MnSCU to serve its campuses, it cannot expect them to surrender to the opinions of private consultants and political appointees on matters of educational excellence.
The MnSCU system’s wide-ranging reform plan somehow omitted “affordability” and “quality” among its priorities.