Hi there, my name is Leah Janssen, I’m a phd student in gerontology at Miami University
Hi I’m Cole! I’m a Fine Art Student at UC!
Kalesha Scott OSA Dayton, Ohio (Central State University, Wright State University, and Sinclair Community College)
Tom Rooney, faculty at Wright State and AAUP-WSU
Save Ohio Higher Ed
Hello, I'm Sadie! I'm a third year UC DAAP Fine Arts Student!
Solidarity Pledge https://forms.gle/y8mEzHEPnhVNQQii6
Hi! I'm Art Smith, physics professor at Ohio University.
Hi Everyone, David LaPalombara from Ohio University. Thanks for joining the presentation this afternoon!
will this be recorded? Sara K, student from UCincinnati
The opening presentations are being recorded, but we will stop before the discussion.
Can we be sure that we record this!
I would really like a copy of the slides so I can address colleagues in the OSU College of Medicine who are not present.
Same these slides would be a great resource for me
We'll plan to make the slides available.
Two First Energy connected people sit on the Akron BOT... one is chair of the board
OU has had ties with the Householder circle. (Householder himself is an OU grad, I believe.). https://www.athensnews.com/news/campus/indicted-householder-accomplice-lobbied-for-ohio-university-to-influence-state-funding/article_178fa221-d29c-5273-a6ce-79d8dd66a10b.html
In addition to earlier large increases, the years since roughly 2010 have seen a 45 percent increase in FTE administrators per FTE student at Ohio University.
very well said!
Thanks for all the info Abby!
Well done, Abby!
Thank you!!! I’d love to have the power point to distribute in case folks don’t want to listen to the entire mtg.
Great job Abby!
Here’s the website in case anyone was interested!
yes we can share the slides!
and everybody go look at boldlybankrupt.com, it’s fantastic, and many of our institutions are similar — UC Is not an outlier!
That was great Abby!
How many grad student stipends would that $5m cover?
There's summer scholarship X 5 that they are trying to take away at Miami
Yes…$$$$$$ on branding—we have become so inured to the effects of this shift in the last ten years!
Awesome work, Abby!
Thank you friends
and grad students teach a lot! they are a significant proportion of instructors
Thank you Angela!!!
thanks, Angela -- great information
Thank you Angela!
Thank you, Angela. We were “desperate” at UT to get the MPA program going in Arts and Science BECAUSE those students tend to be full-pay and assume that they must pay.
Really helpful and urgent perspective, Angela, thank you.
Angela, will you share your social media again? I have a lot of Miami friends that i know would like to get involved
Here is the social: instagram: miamiuniversitygsa
And also all my info will be available in the shared slides :)
I can see it!
That is brilliant. We keep saying this at UT, but it does not register when they talk about the lack of ‘discretionary’ funds and how personnel eats up the budget…
I’m just scrolling through the chat, that 5 mil that they spent on the landscape “rebranding” would have covered ~3000 grad students’ summer funding
Those were the Ironworkers
@angela and @cathy Yes, and I believe someone crashed into the traffic furniture soon after it was put up …
Yes, someone immediately drove into a concrete monolith they had erected :)
I wish I had pics of that!
I returned to Oxford in 2019 after being away at graduate school for 3 years, and couldn't understand for the life of me why they had made that signage...
Some quick background on the strike is at the link here for anyone unfamiliar with it: https://www.aaup.org/article/strike-wright-state#.X1KZr9Z7kWo. The strike was a success in blunting retrenchment and forcing the administration to negotiate with the faculty. It was an example of how faculty and student action can become a force to prevent damage to a university.
The WSU strike was also an object lesson in the necessity of ongoing organizing work to build faculty and student solidarity and power even when you have a union.
Thanks, Hope, for telling this important story. As someone who also lived through it, I appreciate it and our students!
thanks, Hope -- great overview of student support at Wright State
Hope, thank you for sharing this story. Very inspirational!
Thank you Hope!
Many thanks Hope! That was really wonderful.
Your leadership was crucial John!! Thank you
I have to leave for another zoom meeting. John, sorry I can’t stay for all of your presentation. Thank you, Cathy, Jill, Abby, Hope, everyone! These conversations are so important as we work on our individual campuses to achieve some kind of accountability and turn-around in how our institutions are being run.
Yep, it was almost immediate
Miami was immediate...they told me my contract wasn't going to be renewed, then realized during summer orientation that they had acted too quickly.
John means nontenured track faculty at Miami — mostly full-time but also part-time — more than 200 were non renewed this spring
You’re one of the few who came back, Shannon!
glad you are still with us!
I'm grateful to be back.
They are the ones who should be grateful! You are deserving!
we lost more than 100 all told. the academic mission has been hobbled.
Sometimes good intentions are not enough if the right method isn’t there
The Ohio University link is www.ou-aaup.org
Ohio State has accumulated a $9 billion in cash and investment revenues over the last decade. Even in just in the past year, despite the pandemic, OSU earned an almost half-billion $ surplus. Yet they're cutting $175M from academic funding this academic year.
correction: $9 billion in cash and investment *reserves*
that raises such a good question. why focus on efficiency in that part of the budget alone. it’s rather inhumane. I really don’t understand why that would be such a focused target of budget cuts
Thanks John—always informative.
thank you John
Thanks so much, John!
Thank you John!
thank you so much John
thank you for all you've done for Ohio higher ed.