AFT On Campus
- October 22, 2014 - 11:39am
Tomorrow, October 23 is Reclaim Rutgers Day...
- September 22, 2014 - 6:03pm
When the public hears about the reality of adjunct faculty’s lives, the stories seem unbelievable but universal....
- September 22, 2014 - 10:20am
Superior Court judge Curtis Karnow released a 40 page finding that he was unable to grant summary adjudication in the lawsuit to overturn the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges’ attempt to withdraw accreditation from the City College of San Francisco...
- September 18, 2014 - 11:25am
The influence of the Koch brothers in the world of electoral politics is well known. Less well known is the amount of money that the Koch brothers are spending on higher education...
- September 15, 2014 - 6:59pm
Higher Education Our Positions
Reclaiming the promise
It’s time to reclaim the promise of higher education by ensuring that all have access to high-quality and affordable higher education. Reclaiming the promise is about ensuring rigorous instruction that is student centered and faculty-driven, while supporting independent and innovative research.
Reclaiming the promise is about making college affordable and accessible to all and relieving the burdens of those costs that have been shifted onto students and families.
Reclaiming the promise is about fostering diverse institutions that provide a richer educational environment for all students.
Reclaiming the promise is about ensuring students are taught and mentored by faculty and staff who are well-prepared, professionally supported and have a voice in academic decisions.
The promise is under attack by those who demand and pursue austerity, polarization, privatization and deprofessionalization.
An accessible, affordable and high-quality system of public higher education is critical to the health of the nation—both to ensure that students reach their fullest potential, and to enable the United States to continue to develop as a just society, a vibrant democracy and an engine of economic opportunity.
By uniting our voices—students, parents, faculty, staff and the community—we can reclaim the promise.