April 7, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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A survey of faculty members captured concerns about the consolidation process underway at six universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Nearly 1,000 faculty members responded to the survey, conducted March 24–26, which asked for the views and perceptions of faculty members at Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Mansfield universities (northern) and of California, Clarion and Edinboro universities (western).
“APSCUF’s survey results show a disconnect between the narratives that exist and are being pushed in many venues by the State System regarding the views of faculty,” wrote Dr. Jamie Martin, president of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, the union representing State System faculty and coaches. “It would behoove the State System, including the chancellor and the Board of Governors, to listen to the concerns expressed by our faculty and to take them to heart. The support, involvement and investment of faculty in a consolidation is integral. Unfortunately, there is little faculty buy-in to the current plan.”
Click here to read Martin’s complete executive summary.
Coaches at the six universities were surveyed separately, and their results will be shared later.
APSCUF represents about 5,000 faculty and coaches at the State System universities: Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock, and West Chester Universities of Pennsylvania.