Takeaway: You can send a message to the RCM Review Committee about your personal experiences with RCM—click this link to get an email template.
As we wrote last week, Rutgers asked for our opinions about RCM (Responsibility Center Management), the budgeting system left over from the Barchi era that siphons off resources from the parts of the university that do the teaching and research. If you haven’t already, please take a minute to fill out the Rutgers survey that was emailed to you—and tell them that you “strongly disagree” with using RCM.
The survey doesn’t let you make a comment, so we came up with a way to help you write an email to the review committee that’s studying RCM. If you have more to say about your personal experiences with RCM, click this link and write about it. We strongly encourage you to edit and expand on the sample letter based on your own experiences. If you want, delete the sample and write your own message, including your personal experiences with RCM and how it has affected your ability to do your work and further the mission of the university. The more the review committee knows about the problems and challenges of dealing with RCM, the better.
If you want to brush up on the RCM basics before filling out the survey or writing your email, here are some resources from our union:
Click to hear our colleague Chenjerai Kumanyika explain RCM
Click to read our union’s fact sheet about RCM
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