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Posts Tagged ‘UW faculty governance’

February 17th, 2016 - 9:32 am § in Misc.

(Seattle) Vast Far-Left-Wing Conspiracy to Control UW Unmasked

The AAUP  listserv is beginning to sound more than a bit like a Republican Presidential debate. While one side brings up the issues of politicization of the UW by SEIU, the other  in a not so naive way, proclaims that is is shocked at claims that the SEIU and SEIU/UW have  been associated with c[...]

February 13th, 2016 - 1:49 pm § in Misc., UW

Who Runs the UW? The Faculty or the Hired Administrators?

Rajib Dooga This time a question that has been lurking at the back of my mind ever since first year of grad school.  I’m hoping list members can help me “scratch this old itch.” Please note that this is not about any specific action or event, and most definitely not about the proximate trigge[...]

September 23rd, 2015 - 1:07 pm § in Misc.

Where are Banks and Sawant as the UW Announces It Is Building Its New Campus in Bellevue?

The UW plans to have  3,000 students at its new high tech Bellevue Campus. The investment in this new campus will be huge.  It will start with a  $40 million in funding from Microsoft.  Nobody in Seattle seems to care. I care because 30 years ago my wife and I chose to live on Capital Hill [...]

June 14th, 2015 - 7:58 am § in Misc., UW

AAUP censors Phyllis Wise

University of Illinois censured for pulling Steven Salaita job over anti-Israel tweets While I find Salaita’s pro Hamas rhetoric offensive, Wise’s actions appear to be based only on her responses to wealthy contributors. Neither she nor the University has offered any other explanation fo[...]

October 27th, 2014 - 10:12 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Why Do Some UW Professors Feel Voting Is Beneath Them?

One of my contacts at the University of Washington told me this weekend some of his colleagues won’t vote in next week’s election. I asked him why — after all, you expect intellectual types to be socially and politically engaged — and he said because once they’ve got th[...]

October 21st, 2014 - 9:45 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Umbundling Tenure

From Inside Higher Education: The fact is that much of the debate, in the United States and elsewhere, about the challenges facing higher education is focused in the wrong direction. Rather than constantly squeezing the professoriate and trying to ensure maximum productivity in narrowly defined area[...]

October 6th, 2014 - 10:36 am § in Misc.

Academic Warfare: Admin vs Faculty

Clash Between Chicago State U. and Its Faculty Leaders Redefines Hardball By Peter Schmidt Many higher-education institutions experience internal fights over governance, but Chicago State University’s administration and its Faculty Senate are going at each other in ways that their counterparts els[...]

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[...]

September 16th, 2011 - 8:15 am § in Jefferson, Schools & Colleges

Borrowed Gravitas: Does The Existance of a Univeristy Imply Free Speech?

The public sees the University of Washington as the home for an elite faculty.  Does that status imply our right to use the UW brand to promote our ideas? At one extreme, the answer is yes. The Faculty Code clearly describes our obligations as Professors as being much more than didactive pedagogy d[...]

April 10th, 2011 - 2:59 pm § in Schools & Colleges

AAUP: Rising Administrative Costs Endanger College Instructional Resources

AAUP Indiana Applauds Governor’s Call to Halt Excessive Growth in Administrative Expenditures … Hoosier parents and taxpayers are probably wondering where all of the money given to Indiana’s colleges and universities actually goes. They may be disappointed to discover that administ[...]