Funding a Financial Analysis of Columbia University
Over the past few years, Howard Bunsis, an institutional finance expert and professor of accounting at Eastern Michigan University, has examined the publicly available financial data for several universities, including Portland State, Johns Hopkins, and Rutgers. This has allowed faculty and staff at these institutions to contradict claims of institutional poverty and highlight management bloat.
We thought Columbia was overdue for such an analysis. With our friends at the CPW-UAW, the union for postdoctoral researchers at Columbia, we secured Howard's services to conduct a financial analysis of the university. The results of this analysis are available here.
On May 2, 2023, Howard Bunsis presented the results of his financial analysis of Columbia University. The recording of this meeting jointly organized by the Columbia AAUP chapter and the CPW-UAW is below.