“How to Invest in Higher Education”
Dr. Rudy Fichtenbaum
President of the American Association of University Professors
and Professor of Economics at Wright State University
Monday, December 7, 2015, at 4 p.m.
157-159 Bernhard Center
As part of our year-long celebration of the AAUP Centennial, the WMU-AAUP will host national AAUP President Rudy Fichtenbaum on Monday, December 7. Dr. Fichtenbaum will speak on “How to Invest in Higher Education.”
As states have divested from higher education, costs have increasingly shifted to students and their families. With students now facing unprecedented college debt, Dr. Fichtenbaum challenges the conventional wisdom that there is no public money for higher education and proposes new sources of revenue.
This event is free and open to the public. Faculty, students, staff, administration, alumni, parents, and members of the community are invited to attend the lecture and participate in this important discussion.
The WMU-AAUP is a collective-bargaining chapter of the American Association of University Professors, comprising the 870 board-appointed faculty members of Western Michigan University. We are an active community of teachers, scholars, researchers, and artists committed to student success, academic excellence, public service, shared governance, and the preservation of higher education as a public good.