Minnesota Higher Education Worker Center
As colleges, universities, and schools across the state begin reopening, workers, educators, and students are struggling to keep each other safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chronic budget cuts, heavier class loads, understaffing, and fear and confusion around reopening are leading to burnout and fatigue. A crisis in higher education is acute and palpable. At a time like this, we want to catch our breath and reconnect with the shared struggle for dignity on the job and safe spaces to work, learn and grow.
At its core, education is transformative; it inspires dynamic social movements and hopes for a better world. How can we overcome this crisis and build a public agenda for higher education that brings together students, faculty, staff, K-12 educators, and the wider community? Join us for the conversation.
Browse a timeline of events, read about the treatment of faculty and students, learn about efforts to do public history work on the university.
Learn about Graduate student fees and how they create undue financial hardship, unequal access to graduate study and graduate employment, and hurt the competitiveness and reputation of the University of Minnesota.
Find information about Financial Mismanagement, Administrative Bloat, Unnecessary Sport Cutting, Title IX Mismanagement, and Student-Athlete Mistreatment.