What is Rutgers One?
Rutgers One is an alliance of students, staff, faculty, and alumni united to defend quality public higher education. We love Rutgers and want our university to be among the best public universities. Rutgers One is all about students. Click here and fill out the form to get involved!
The Rutgers administration consistently fails our university’s academic mission. A handful of executives make all the meaningful decisions without appropriate consultation, often ignoring student opinion and violating faculty and staff contracts. This sends a powerful message that, as far as the administration is concerned, students, faculty, and staff don’t matter.
and that education is unworthy of the full support of university resources.
It’st is time for other voices to be heard. Another university is possible—one in which the people who make Rutgers work participate in the decision-making process.
The failed policies of the Rutgers administration are part of a troubling national trend. Thirty years of declining state funding and poor leadership has led to management practices that penalize the people who make Rutgers work. While management claims to value academic excellence, resources are diverted away from the academic mission and spent on athletics, new buildings, entertainment, and ever-higher pay for ever-increasing numbers of top executives. Students and their families bear those costs in the form of high tuition, crushing debt, and dimmed futures, while faculty and staff face reduced compensation, layoff threats, and substandard working conditions.
Rutgers One is an advocate for public higher education. Together, we will take action to:
- Restore education, service, and support for students as Rutgers’ first priority.
- Increase public investment in higher education: our economy and democracy
need a broadly educated population for critical thinking, innovation, and
citizenship. Education is a public good.
- Keep RU affordable by freezing tuition and addressing student debt: a Rutgers
education should be accessible to all. Student debt threatens economic recovery.
- Enforce fair labor standards: faculty and staff require the institutional support
needed to do state-of-the-art work. Respect for collective bargaining is essential.
- Eliminate mismanagement. No-bid contracts, executive-level bloat, and spending scandals hurt Rutgers’ reputation and undermine support from the state.
We need your support! Click here and fill out the form to get involved in Rutgers One.