We applaud the spirit of President Killeen’s massmail to campus (August 13). Faculty members also wish to move forward. But we must move forward with justice. President Killeen should follow the recommendation of the Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, as endorsed by the Academic Senate, and remand Dr. Steven Salaita’s case to a committee of faculty experts for reconsideration.
Further, we cannot “learn from the lessons of our past” until we know what was done in the past. The administration has refused to release any names or details of the unethical (and possibly illegal) actions by administrators, faculty or staff. The public does not know who was involved, or what exactly are the “allegations and incidents” to which Killeen refers.
So in the spirit of “integrity, transparency, service and excellence”, which are ideals we share wholeheartedly with President Killeen, we call on the administration to release complete information about the scandal enveloping the university.
Only then will our campus community be able to move forward.
– Bruce Rosenstock, President
Campus Faculty Association