UIUC President Michael Hogan issued a letter expressing regret about the breakdown of shared governance at the University — saying that he plans to work hard to regain the campus community’s trust.
What would it take to rebuild trust between faculty, students, staff and the President’s office? Just as important, what would it take to rebuild shared governance?
We have a few ideas. For starters, as UIC faculty member Lennard Davis and GEO President Stephanie Seawell point out, in separate statements, Hogan and the Board of Trustees could recognize the legally elected unions on all campuses.
They could stop spending millions of dollars on union-busting consulting firms and fruitless, expensive legal delays. They could acknowledge and treat fairly the people who really do make the University work.
What are your thoughts?
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