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CFHE SUPPORTS UIC UNITED FACULTY’S STRIKE
The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education firmly stands behind UIC United Faculty’s efforts to bargain a fair first contrast, which this week included a two-day strike.
The union represents ahout 1,150 full-time faculty members at the University of Illinois at Chicago and, while certified in 2012, has not yet reached an agreement on its first contract.
Read a PDF of the statement here: CFHE Statement on UICUF strike
United Faculty of UIC in the news: UIC United Faculty set to strike – Chicago Tribune
HUFF POST BLOG HIGHLIGHTS “REDUCING COSTS” PAPER
CFHE’s working paper “The Promises of Online Higher Education: Reducing Costs” is the focus of an article on the Huffington Post this week. Click here to go to the Huff Po story.
HUFF POST LIVE HOSTS CFHE PANEL
“CHEAPER?, FASTER & DUMBER?” The Huffington Post’s HuffPost Live broadcast asked whether the U.S. is creating “Walmarts of Education” during a 25-minute panel discussion about online ed just a few hours before the start of the CFHE January 2014 gathering in New York.
- Read more in CFHE In the News
- Read a Jan. 17 Huffington Post column highlighting CFHE and its working paper on the profit potential driving the recent trends in online higher education.
LATEST CFHE WORKING PAPERS
See a new series of working papers about “The ‘Promises’ of Online Education.” The papers “follow the money” to understand the role of profit in the current push to for online teaching, and explore the impact on opportunity for students to get a college degree.
The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education – CFHE for short – is a NEW GRASSROOTS NATIONAL CAMPAIGN to support quality higher education. It was initiated in Los Angeles, California, on May 17, 2011, by leaders of faculty organizations from 21 states.
The mission of this campaign is to ENSURE THAT AFFORDABLE QUALITY HIGHER EDUCATION is accessible to all sectors of our society in the coming decades. This is a time of great change in higher education.
To make sure that these changes are good for students and our country, we need to REFRAME THE CURRENT DEBATE to focus on quality higher education as an essential right for our democracy. Faculty, students and our communities, not just administrators, politicians, foundations and think tanks, need to have a voice to ensure that changes – in emphasis, curriculum, pricing, and structure – are good for our students and the quality of education they receive.
What is at stake is NOTHING LESS THAN OUR DEMOCRACY and our economic standing in the global economy.
The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education is organized around SEVEN CORE PRINCIPLES that must define quality higher education for the 21st century. We believe these principles provide a helpful framework for developing and assessing proposals for innovation or restructuring in the future.