The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 24th, 2014
In the latest of several recent rebellions by faculty members around
the nation against consultant-guided college-reorganization efforts, the
two unions representing faculty members in the Minnesota State Colleges
and Universities system have disavowed further involvement in an
academic reorganization under way there.
Citing suspicions of administrative secrecy aroused by the system’s
initially undisclosed hiring of McKinsey & Company, a prominent
consulting firm, the leadership of the two unions voted unanimously on
Thursday to tell the system’s chancellor, Steven J. Rosenstone, that the
unions would no longer participate in the planning of Charting the
Future, a systemwide reorganization effort.