Posts Tagged ‘Faculty Code’

March 31st, 2014 - 1:30 pm § in Misc.

Stanford Warns Staff About Comments on Union For Atheletes

Stanford Warns All Employees to Send Inquiries About Player-Union Talk to university Spokesman. Following the ruling last week that football players at Northwestern University could organize, Brad Wolverton of The Chronicle of Higher Education called a handful of private colleges to see how they we[...]

February 26th, 2014 - 10:27 am § in Misc.

UW: “Academic Workers” vs. “Faculty”

An Article in the Chronicle of Higher Education Very Relevant to the UW’s Own  AAUP. “Academic Workers” vs. “Faculty” Jane Buck: Candidate for President of national AAUP  “It would be a tragic loss if we were to weaken our historic commitment to academic freedo[...]

January 5th, 2014 - 1:42 pm § in Misc.

The Incoming Chair of the Faculty Senate Comments on Academic Freedom Proposal

This is one of several posts on TA about a proposal to change the faculty contract with the UW.  That contract is passed as legislation by the Faculty Senate but has similar meaning as any contract between a union and its employer. The key issue here is that rights of free speech have been challeng[...]

January 3rd, 2014 - 10:58 am § in Misc.

AAUP Censorship

Dear Steve, I decided not to approve your posting, as you already made most of these points in an earlier post. Regards Rob —————————————————————————&[...]

December 21st, 2013 - 5:59 pm § in Misc.

Proposed Revisions To UW Faculty Code.

HOW WELL DOES THE UW FACULTY CODE PROTECT ACADEMIC DREEDOM?   A proposal (see document) has been sent to the UW faculty to revise our Code to address protections for Faculty Free Speech.  My own opinion is that the proposal is weak and may even decrease faculty rights.  The UW faculty do not ha[...]

June 20th, 2012 - 12:20 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

The “Progressives” act like the Tea Party

By Ryan [email protected]  LINK WASHINGTON — In a surprising reversal,, the progressive online powerhouse that channels grassroots energy into petition-based activism, has dropped two anti-union clients, including Michelle Rhee’s StudentsFirst, according to multiple[...]

October 12th, 2011 - 10:31 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

UW AAUP Censors a post about the NIH.

A few days ago I posted a very important issue .. the 50% decline in funding rates at he NIH since the early 2000’s.  I discussed why this should be of concern to all of us interested in the University School of Medicine. I also suggested that our federal representatives need to be educated a[...]

September 22nd, 2011 - 3:38 pm § in The Ave Scene

BREAKING NEWS: Republican Party Demands Harvard Censor Its Faculty

UPDATE FROM 9/21:   Attacking Harvard, and Professors, from Academe.   The Massachusetts Republican Party has written to Harvard, demanding that they refuse to pay Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren for teaching one class twice a week this fall on contract law. Nate Little, executive direc[...]

March 28th, 2011 - 1:32 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Letter seeks to reassure alumni that tenured faculty members are not under attack.

from the more on The AVE about the University of Texas, including the effort to lower standards in a medical school. and proposals to arm the faculty. University of Texas System regents, stung by criticism a day earlier from the alumni association at UT-Austin, pledged support Friday f[...]

March 10th, 2011 - 11:38 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Lyman Bradley … why the courage of a faculty is essential to academic freedom.

In the 50’s, before being targeted by the House Unamerican Affairs Committee, Professor Lyman Bradley was chair of Germanic Studies at NYU and a major scholar in German literature.   After losing his job and being sentenced to  prison,  when Lyman R. Bradley applied for a passport in 1961, [...]