December 30, 2015

State Budget Surplus Town Hall Meeting

State officials released the latest budget forecast on Thursday, December 3rd, announcing a $1.9 billion surplus. Faculty, students, and many other education advocates gathered to tell the legislature why we need to invest that surplus in education “from cradle to career.”
December 1, 2015

Research Round Table with Congressman Keith Ellison

On Thursday, November 12, 2015, academic researchers at the University of Minnesota joined Congressman Keith Ellison for a round table conversation on the need for increased federal research funding. Afterwards, they released a report with findings from a survey of academic researchers conducted earlier this year.
November 7, 2015

AAUP/SEIU Faculty Forum Highlights

On Tuesday, October 20, MN Academics and the UMN-TC chapter of the AAUP co-hosted a faculty forum on what faculty unions have achieved at public research universities. Guest speakers included Michael Dreiling, President of the University of Oregon United Academics AAUP-AFT faculty union, and Lisa Klein, past President of the […]
November 2, 2015

Interview with Rutgers University Faculty Union President

Lisa Klein, President of the Rutgers University AAUP-AFT faculty union, visited the University of Minnesota for a forum on Tuesday, October 20, and gave this interview before the event: