Council of AAUP Chapters
American Association of University Professors - American Federation of Teachers
Resolution passed by the Executive Council of Rutgers
Council of AAUP Chapters, AAUP-AFT on December 13, 2005:
Whereas: Women continue to face potent and persistent barriers to full and equal inclusion in the economic, political, and social life within this country and are markedly underrepresented in positions of leadership and over-represented among the poor.
Whereas: Public institutions of higher education have a unique responsibility to help prepare historically disadvantaged groups for the challenges they will face as citizens, workers, and leaders.
Whereas: Douglass College is the only women’s college located within a major public research university in the United States and is the most recognized, successful, and enduring sign of our commitment to women’s education.
Be it resolved that the Rutgers Council of AAUP Chapters, AAUP-AFT recognizes the vital contribution Douglass College has made to higher education and to New Jersey, and calls on the Administration, Faculty and Students of Rutgers University to preserve and enhance the institution of Douglass College.