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Category Archives: shared governance

“Restoring Salaita’s Position Would be Right Move”

The News-Gazette of Champaign, Illinois published yesterday in its Sunday edition an op-ed I wrote on my interpretation of the American Association of University Professors censure of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

Countering the Corporate Con

The two great parts of American higher education are the students and the faculty. The administrators are only around to facilitate the learning of the former and the teaching and … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · 3 Comments

Shared Governance and Its Misconceptions

The headline of today’s op-ed in the Chicago Tribune by William G. Bowen and Eugene M. Tobin was wonderful: “Scott Walker’s test of academic freedom.” And the first half of … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sweet Briar Lives!

In a stunning and welcome development on the eve of a scheduled court hearing on Monday, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced today that “a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Michael Crow is not the Devil.

  I was at the AAUP Annual Meeting and conference in Washington, D.C. last week. If you’ve never been you should definitely go as it is both fun and informative. … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sweet Briar Faculty Speak Out

On March 3, President James Jones of Sweet Briar College shocked the small women’s college’s faculty and students by announcing that the school would close its doors on June 30.  … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

U. of Illinois President on Censure: “No need to get out of jail.”

President Timothy Killeen is completing his first month as leader of the University of Illinois system. In remarks before the Urbana-Champaign faculty Senate Executive Committee, he was rather cavalier about … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 7 Comments

Scholarly Associations Defend Tenure and Academic Freedom in Wisconsin

The following statement signed by 22 scholarly associations was released on June 11.  It is consistent with the position of a resolution passed unanimously by the AAUP’s annual membership meeting … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · 3 Comments

AAUP Resolution on Wisconsin Attacks on Academic Freedom and Shared Governance

This morning at the AAUP Annual Meeting, the following resolution passed unanimously: Proposed Actions by Wisconsin State Legislature to Weaken Academic Freedom and Shared Governance in University of Wisconsin System … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · 10 Comments

Don’t You Know We are on the Eve of “Censure”: Salaita Legal Update

The Center for Constitutional Rights has announced that a federal judge has ordered the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to release long sought after e-mail. Steven Salaita’s attorneys have attempted, … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

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