Students Support University of Minnesota Faculty

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We, the students of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, are experiencing changes that are detrimental to our educational experience. Class sizes continuously grow while course offerings decrease. Simultaneously, tuition dollars are increasingly funding layers of administration and bureaucracy instead of departments, classrooms, and research. We believe that all of us in the University community need to assert our voices and stand together against these disturbing trends. We are encouraged by faculty members building collective power to stand up for teaching, learning, and research. We enthusiastically support your efforts to form a faculty union.

We, your students, often bear the cost of these shifts in institutional priorities. Our University’s four-year graduation rate has dropped to around 50%, and our access to professors decreases as class sizes increase. We know faculty share our frustration with the cuts that are restricting your teaching and our opportunity, and we know that refocusing university priorities to invest in your work would improve the quality of our education. We’re asking you to stand up for your profession, and for us. Your working conditions are our learning conditions.

We are also concerned about the shift away from tenured faculty and toward contracted, lower-paid adjunct faculty. As the aspirational next generation of academic faculty, we are concerned that there may not be a viable future for us in scholarship unless we fight these trends now. We want to see faculty fairly compensated for the work they do for us.

As students we experience first-hand the diligence and passion of the faculty members who work to create transformative learning spaces, and we recognize the ways in which increased support for them will benefit our own educational environment. We believe that you, the faculty, deserve decision making power and fair working conditions in order to be treated fairly and equally.

A strong faculty union with the support of University Of Minnesota -Twin Cities students and workers will create a better learning environment and a more unified campus. The faculty union will be a vehicle for professors to express their concerns, advocate for us as students, and hold the administration accountable to decisions that our community makes. Therefore, we encourage students and faculty alike to join the conversation and support the union movement. Together we can create a more democratic university that fosters a community of excellence.

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