Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The cuts affect students, too!

Tuition increases and budget cuts are being discussed. Increases in tuition have an immediate and obvious effect on our students. If we hope to enlist student support in faculty efforts to oppose proposed budget cuts, we need to convince students that the cuts affect the quality of the education that they receive at the University of Minnesota. We also need to convince them that tenure contributes to the quality of their education and that faculty research enriches student learning. How should we make these arguments to our students?

1 comment:

  1. It's also important to remember that most of the best organizing is currently being done by students. Instead of just seeing students as people we need to convince of our position, we need to treat them as a resource from which we can learn to organize better. I would suggest reaching out to SDS, Socialist Alternative, PIRG, any folks from the General College action who might still be around as well as the folks organizing the "Beneath the Univeristy, the Commons" conference in April. Check out the website at: