On Friday December 5, the Rutgers University Senate overwhelmingly passed the following resolution endorsing the AAUP Centennial Declaration. The resolution states:
"Whereas, the Senate is deeply concerned with the weakening of shared governance and the growth of the corporate model of the university, with its proliferation of highly paid administrators and concomitant marginalization of the faculty; and
Whereas,the Senate is also deeply concerned with the lack of government support for public higher education, which has led to large increases in the cost of attendance at public colleges and universities, large increases in the level of student debt, and the limitation of access for poor and working class students.
Therefore, be it resolved that the Rutgers University Senate endorses the AAUP’s Centennial Declaration, which consists of the following ten statements."