Today, the steering committee of the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education (CFHE), which represents hundreds of thousands of faculty across the country, approved the following resolution of support for APSCUF.
The campaign is composed only of groups who have agreed to the organization’s principles (referenced in the resolution below); their support via this resolution is a recognition that what we are struggling for in Pennsylvania is very much national (if not universal): quality education for students, with access to it for all, and quality working conditions for the faculty who provide that education. Our struggle is their struggle.
Read the resolution and go to their website to see their principles – we are proud to be involved with the campaign and pleased to have their support.
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
Statement of support for the Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties (APSCUF)
The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education (CFHE) has as its core principles affordable, quality higher education for all who can benefit; quality working conditions and institutional support for the faculty who do the essential educational work of the institution; and for substantially more public investment to support quality education for the growing numbers of students and public who are demanding it.
CFHE recognizes all these principles in the nineteen month struggle of the Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties and supports it in its possible collective action to reach a fair and equitable contract with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). We call on the system administration to:
Negotiate a contract parallel to the others resolved by the Commonwealth;
re-focus its resources on instruction, which has received a declining proportion of institutional expenditures; &
fight aggressively for increased public funding, for investment in the state’s future, to which the PASSHE is central, with its historic mission of affordable, quality higher education.