Skip to comments.CU profs say rules born during controversy need to be scrapped ( Ward Churchill mentioned )
Posted on 12/02/2008 9:08:23 AM PST by george76
Some University of Colorado faculty members say theyre saddled by useless rules, and they want school leaders to abandon mandatory information-technology training, tight alcohol policies and an extra layer of tenure review.
Members of the Boulder Faculty Assemblys executive committee on Monday signaled their support for a report that recommends the university revise, or scrap altogether, a batch of its rules some that came about in the aftermath of controversy and during former CU President Hank Browns tenure.
When President Bruce Benson went through a vetting process last spring before he was hired, CU employees repeatedly told him in interviews and at campus forums that they were bogged down by paperwork and policies. In response, Benson launched an efficiency task force to explore ways to simplify university processes.
The panel held an open forum on the Boulder campus Monday. The group is scheduled to deliver recommendations to Benson in February...
Background checks on potential employees should be discontinued, the report says, except for those applying for child care or residence hall adviser positions. The probes, which include credit checks, are invasive and discourage scholars from applying to the university...
the long-standing post-tenure review should be discontinued...
The American Association of University Professors views post-tenure review as an unnecessary intrusion.
Brown took over the university in 2005 after an athletic scandal that involved a federal lawsuit claiming an environment of sexual harassment, which led to scathing audits of university spending on alcohol and travel.
The school also caught national attention because of the alcohol-poisoning death of a fraternity pledge in 2004 and the controversial work of Ward Churchill, a tenured professor who has since been fired.
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Oh, boo hoo!
What a bunch of ivory-tower whiners.
Churchill was found guilty of deliberate false assertions, misrepresentation of sources, and plagiarism.
CU is just one example of the progress “progressives” have made in our universities.
Only the science departments retain at least a portion of rigor. The rest of these “professors” couldn’t get a productive job in the real world.
(Of course, all could get positions in Obama’s cabinet.)
Had nobody looked, Churchill would still be a hero. So, obviously, the left wants to stop looking.
This should be a parody, but it doesn’t seem to be.
Good. Maybe they will develop some understanding of how American business feels about all the idiotic govt regulations that stifle their ability to compete in this world.
Not to mention keep their sanity.
The American Association of University Professors views post-tenure review as an unnecessary intrusion.Too freakin' bad. They can stuff their opposition up their kazoos. Thanks geo.
No, it doesn't say that. It refers to Post-tenure review.
The AAUP believes the potential benefit of post-tenure review is little, while the costs are potentially great.
Note that post-tenure review is often a way to remove faculty with unpopular views, without having to go through special proceedings. Does anyone think such a system would protect the rights of conservatives?!
Thanks. Folks with very unpopular avenues of research don’t necessarily make tenure in the first place. Post-tenure review is the only reason Ward Churchill was removed, right? He should never have made tenure in the first place.
Post-Tenure Review had nothing to do with it. He was fired after investigation on research misconduct. See the Report of the Investigative Committee of the Standing Committee on Research Misconduct at the University of Colorado at Boulder concerning Allegations of Academic Misconduct against Professor Ward Churchill (PDF).
Nobody is suggesting that this procedure be removed.