NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – CSU-AAUP stands with our colleagues at Wright State University in protecting quality public higher education. The administration’s solution to budget deficits brought on by a drastic decline in state funding for public higher education will leave students with larger classes, fewer interactions with faculty, and longer completion times. Areas critical to a liberal arts education will be gutted. Academic freedom is under siege. Each of these assaults would limit access to university education and diminish its effectiveness; together they will be devastating. We urge management to find a solution that doesn’t sacrifice students, faculty, or the quality of higher education.
Statement approved by the CSU-AAUP Council, January 29, 2019.