Dear Alma| On Excessive Secrecy

Dear Alma, When a scholar interviews for a job in my department, all the faculty can meet her, read her work and give feedback to the hiring committee. So why is the search for our new President so top secret? Isn’t that search more important than for a mere faculty member? Signed, Jess Sayan DearContinue reading “Dear Alma| On Excessive Secrecy”

On Academic Freedom and Integrity |Statement to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees

By Professor D. Fairchild Ruggles Presented to the Meeting of the Board of Trustees, May 14, 2014,  Springfield. Chairman Kennedy, Members of the Board of Trustees, President Easter, Chancellor Wise: I am grateful for this opportunity to address the Board about a subject of concern on the UIUC campus: academic freedom. The University of Illinois BoardContinue reading “On Academic Freedom and Integrity |Statement to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees”

Harriet Murav and Joyce Tolliver on Shared Governance

Over the last weekend and following Michael Hogan’s resignation, CFA President Harriet Murav sent a message to  members reflecting that the change in administration might be due in part to the extensive organizing conversations we have been holding on campus.   Harriet’s message brought a reply from Joyce Tolliver, long-time CFA  member and former president of ourContinue reading “Harriet Murav and Joyce Tolliver on Shared Governance”