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April 22nd, 2018 - 12:54 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

What is “shared governance?”

Professor: A disturbing story about the influence of the Koch network in higher education This WAPO story is a warning message to all state universities. including our own.   The Administration at Arizona Stare University, our sister campus in the PAC 12, has created a “Freedom Center” [...]

March 27th, 2018 - 12:45 pm § in Hypocrisy, UW

Why I have started an adjudication against President Cauce, Vice Provost Cameron, Dean Ramsey, and my chair

THE FAILURE OF THE UW ADMISTRATION The University of  Washington  faculty, like the faculty at other major American research universities is governed by a Faculty Code, a set of laws written by the Faculty Senate, voted on by the faculty, and enacted by the Regents.  Sadly, this is a story about [...]

March 27th, 2018 - 12:30 pm § in Schools & Colleges, UW

The History Behind My Conflict With the UW

I have filed a complaint against the UW administration for its violations of the law and harm done to me by false accusations even after the administration’s investigators exonerated me.  This biography  explains why I feel so strongly about my reputation. Stephen M. Schwartz Professor of P[...]

May 16th, 2016 - 1:41 am § in Misc., UW

Who is Norm Arkans?

Norm Arkans is head of the UW’s Office of Media Relations and Communications My biggest concern is that Mr. Arkans’ activities are not overseen by the Faculty Senate.  In effect we have a Minister of Propaganda whose activities curtail the free speech that should be part of the central [...]

April 22nd, 2016 - 2:35 pm § in The Ave Scene, UW

UW abolishes shared governance III: A response by the President

Dear Chris, It is simply NOT fair to ask someone to do the job of Provost this long – he’s already completed one year and would complete at a minimum about 2 1/2 if I started a national search now – with an “interim” title. I’m not defending Jerry against anything[...]

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 25th, 2016 - 8:00 am § in Misc.

AAUP Opposes Excessive Feminism

  Dear AAUP Member: Today, the AAUP is releasing an important draft report, The History, Uses, and Abuses of Title IX. We strongly encourage you and your AAUP colleagues to read it and send us your comments. The report was written by a joint subcommittee of Committee A on Academic Freedom and T[...]

March 19th, 2016 - 11:24 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

Save KPLU from the Evil UW

This is a must!   The UW’s purchase of KPLU was a very sad move , an effort to undermine the diversity of listeners and need for local programming rather than the NPR feed. KPLU is very different, featuring Jazz and new programs built here along the sound.[...]

February 25th, 2016 - 11:25 am § in Misc.

UW Food Fight

So, at long last, our AAUP listserv has been abused to post public shaming dossiers on individual faculty members, complete with insinuations about their politics and characters and paranoid speculations about hidden agendas.  Dr. Kaiyala’s contemptible post transports us back to a dark peri[...]

February 18th, 2016 - 8:21 am § in Misc., UW

The Fight to Save a Brutalist Building on the UW Campus

AAUP LISTSERV:  Don Abramson To become *more* informed about the Nuclear Reactor Building, I encourage anyone who cares enough to follow this thread to peruse the “Statement of Significance” for the NRB in the National Register of Historic Places documentation itself.  It’s on pa[...]