The Center for the Study of Inequalities, Social Justice, and Policy at Stony Brook University invites faculty and students concerned about higher education and the state of public campuses to join us in learning about and working collectively to #DefendPublicHigherEd!
In an American higher education system tilted toward the wealthy and privileged, public universities and colleges have through their history sought, if imperfectly, to serve as engines of equity and opportunity. But these equalizing institutions themselves have come under increasing siege from a host of powerful pro-market and anti-public-sector forces often summed up as “neoliberalism.” In recent years, this long-standing neoliberal assault on public higher education has intensified. Public colleges and universities all over the country are facing in many cases existential crises as they are attacked through the interconnected austerity politics of intensifying defunding, privatization initiatives, corporatization, adjunctification and attacks on public sector unions including faculty unions. Please join us on October 25th, 2018 to discuss these and many more challenges to Public Higher Education at our Mini-Conference.
Free and open to the public!