Posts Tagged ‘Faculty’

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[...]

December 14th, 2013 - 9:59 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Another Western Governor Message

This came in as a comment on a previous WGU post.  “Simple research would prevent false allegations.” The author comments: I don’t even know where to start. Lets first start with the faculty that you mention numerous times in your attack on WGU. WGU hires course mentors that serve[...]

October 8th, 2013 - 12:34 pm § in The Ave Scene

Faculty Obligations

Sadly, very few of UW are politically visible. … events last summer at UW, Washington State and UW, Wisconsin State Events at the beginning  of the summer  at two UWs should stimulate UW faculty political activity. Let me start of the right.  Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker issued a line-it[...]

September 23rd, 2013 - 12:45 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Berkeley Blog

Let’s not get too excited about the new UC open access policy Michael Eisen, Associate Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology | 8/3/13 It was announced today that systemwide Academic Senate representing the 10 campuses of the University of California system had passed an “open access” policy[...]

July 23rd, 2013 - 9:42 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Free Speech Leads to Dismissal of Tenured Faculty at Washington State College

  NOTE TO FACULTY: DO NOT — USE YOUR UW EMAIL THE Ave has long suggested that UW faculty use UW email as little as possible.  This story makes that point: A recent newsletter of the Society for Human Resources Management: raises disturbing issues of free speech on a Washington state coll[...]

July 12th, 2013 - 8:54 am § in Schools & Colleges

BREAKING NEWS: Why not recruit the next University President from Disney?

Janet Napolitano to become President of the University of California? “While some may consider her to be an unconventional choice, Secretary Napolitano is without doubt the right person at the right time to lead this incredible university,” the former film studio executive Sherry Lansing, who he[...]

April 17th, 2013 - 9:30 am § in Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene


I have written a lot on THE-Ave.US and n this listserv about Andrew Aprikyan.  Andrew is a scientist who was accused of fraud by an anonymous UW faculty member. The case was muddied because of patent issues involving the UW and, I assume, his accuser.  The UW conducted its investigation in a manne[...]

September 27th, 2012 - 3:47 am § in Misc., Schools & Colleges, UW

How to Fund a Major University

A serious challenge faces all of us at the UW.  What are we going to be?  How do we attract new, young faculty  competitive enough to eventually win a federal grants or stimulate their students to greatness? The desperate reaction to Washington state’s cuts to higher education have led, rig[...]

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 [...]