Posts Tagged ‘governance’

April 21st, 2016 - 10:26 am § in Misc., UW

UW abolishes shared governance

Dear UW faculty colleagues, The following message has been approved by the AAUP executive board for distribution to faculty. UW President Ana Mari Cauce circulated an email to faculty, staff and students (14th April) stating the current interim Provost Baldasty has performed in his role for the last[...]

April 21st, 2016 - 1:57 am § in Misc., UW

UW abolishes shared governance II: A response by the President

Response to AAUP comment about the appointment of a  UW Provost with no search Before appointing a search committee, I asked for advice as to whether to proceed with such a search at the Senate Executive Committee (Professor Wood was present at that meeting). I further asked that if anyone had con[...]

March 11th, 2016 - 4:05 am § in America, Politics

Gary Hart on the Constitution

from Huff Post When the United States, uniquely among historical national powers, established itself on the foundation of principles, our founders purposely intended to establish us as a beacon among nations. But they also created a high standard for national behavior that has proved a burden ever s[...]

April 1st, 2015 - 12:40 pm § in Environment, Hypocrisy, Politics

Insanity on a (Canadian) Corporate Scale

(Ottawa, TAN) The Canadian Ministry of Canada’s Vast Interior (MCVIT) has leaked a proposal to work with China to create the world’s longest, deepest pipeline .. direct from the crude oil fields of Canada to refineries in the Great Chinese Corporate State.(GCCS), Heat from the deep tube [...]

October 23rd, 2014 - 10:59 am § in Schools & Colleges

Who Decides What is Academic Freedom?

A College Administration Decides What is Proper Academic Free Speech: Students complained of racial harassment during Shannon Gibney’s “Intro to Mass Communications” class. Part of her curriculum included a lesson on “structural racism.” When the male students complained about Gibney’s [...]

October 13th, 2014 - 10:32 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Is UW Violating Open Meetings Law?

Maybe not, but they’re sure gaming it. Like other public entities, the University of Washington must comply with the Open Public Meetings Act, which says public officials aren’t allowed to conduct the public’s business in secret or closed sessions.  Certain exceptions are allowed[...]

September 23rd, 2014 - 4:45 pm § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Florida Governor’s Campaign Manager Appointed as President of Florida State University

Florida GOP state senator John Thrasher has been named the President of Florida State University.  He has no academic credentials.  Mr. Thatcher was the only one (of four) finalists who lacked academic  leadership experience. After he spoke to hundreds of students and faculty,  87% of the audi[...]

July 7th, 2014 - 2:07 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics, Schools & Colleges

July 4 Coup: Rick Perry to Fire UT President

In case you missed the news about “The July 4th Coup,” on Friday news outlets reported that the outgoing UT System Chancellor, Francisco Cigarroa, apparently gave UT Austin President William C. Powers Jr..  an ultimatum: quit your job by July 4, or be fired by the Regents this week. A p[...]

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[...]