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Next year should be the year of higher education

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By Sherry Robinson

Rob Schwartz said he spent 40 years whining about how the University of New Mexico was run. As a new regent, the retired law professor has an opportunity to do something about it.

The most important problem right now, he said, is a disheartened faculty beaten up by repeated rounds of budget cuts. 

“They cut to the bone and they cut some more,” Schwartz told members of New Mexico Press Women recently. He referred to lawmakers and their desperate work to match spending to dwindling revenues in recent years.

Faculty members couldn’t go to conferences or buy books or do many of the things that are a normal part of teaching. 

“For a long time they thought they could tough it out, but now people don’t believe anything will get better,” he said. “This year after a 3 percent increase to faculty salaries, the university cut every single department by 1.5 percent. 

“They can’t run their programs. The university is really standing on a precipice,” he said. He hopes oil and gas revenues will provide some relief.

Whatever Schwartz says about UNM you can multiply across higher education in New Mexico.

Attempts to unionize faculty at UNM is one measure of low morale and frustration.


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