Posts Tagged ‘Faculty Senate’

March 10th, 2014 - 7:22 am § in The Ave Scene

Endorsement for Chair of UW Faculty Senate: Mark Haselkorn

I would like to urge the election of Mark Hazelkorn as the new Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate.  If elected, Mark will serve in 2015 as the Chair of the Senate. This endorsement does not come lightly.  As readers of the Ave know I have been critical of the Faculty Senate and feel strongly [&helli[...]

March 7th, 2014 - 11:32 am § in The Ave Scene

What Bangladesh and the UW Senate Have in Common

Washington, Jan 7 – The US expressed its disappointment at recent parliamentary elections in Bangladesh, calling for fresh and quick polls arranged through dialogue. “The United States is disappointed by the recent parliamentary elections in Bangladesh,” Xinhua quoted State Departm[...]

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 5th, 2014 - 1:00 pm § in Misc.

UW Faculty Senate and New Speak

A central Issue in the discussion of the legislation called “” is the issue of Newspeak.  Words like A Statement of Principle: Academic Freedom and Responsibility,” are lal tooo much like the words used by Orwell. I received an email Friday afternoon  (below at the Ψ) that illus[...]

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[...]

December 18th, 2013 - 9:33 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

UW Senate Operates Like the Soviet Duma

Why doesn’t the UW faculty understand that democracy requires open discussion? This AM I received the following email that made me quite angry. The message: Voting Faculty, At its meeting on December 5, 2013, the Faculty Senate approved legislation that revises the Faculty Code on principles o[...]

July 12th, 2012 - 12:36 pm § in Politics, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

Lessons from UV for UW

“What Terry Sullivan’s Reinstatement at U. Va Really Tells Us about the Future of Higher Ed   Does the reappointment of University of Virginia’s president mark a triumph over corporate interests? Or is it more proof that public universities are headed for demise?” By Aaron Bady [...]

February 7th, 2012 - 6:37 am § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges, UW

Goldy Disses UW President For Not Supporting Tax Reform, Republican Pushes FOR Tax reform,

While over at the SLOG, David Goldstein criticizes UW President Young for not arguing for tax reform at the TownHall Forum. how many liberals are aware that a Republican, WA Senator Michael Baumgartner, has proposed a constitutional amendment to force the State to support higher ed? For what it is w[...]