Tuesday, January 26, 2016

On That Fired UC Riverside Professor, some details emerge

An update also at Academeblog: "We, the faculty of the English Department at the University of California, Riverside would like to respond to Dr. Latham’s public statement. We wish to go on record in support of the decision of the University of California Board of Regents, which Dr. Latham references in emails to us. We stand with our graduate students, and those who came forward, filed complaints and supported each other through this difficult process. We are committed to moving forward with our students, and to working together to repair any and all harm done to our community and to our campus."

See, for one side of it : http://academeblog.org/2016/01/26/18692/
"On January 20, the University of California Board of Regents took the incredibly rare step of dismissing a tenured professor for cause, a sanction that has occurred only a handful of times in the University’s history. Rob Latham, Professor of English at UC Riverside, was dismissed, over the recommendation of the UCR Faculty Senate, after a disciplinary process that appears to have been significantly flawed. I will be following this case more closely in future, especially considering the issues it raises of disrespect for the institution of tenure and the principle of shared governance, but for the present Dr. Latham has permitted me to publish his statement delivered to the UC Regents at their recent meeting in San Francisco."
Address to UC Regents by Professor Rob Latham, see link above.
The statement above also provides some sordid detail of other UC cases.
In a previous post here - noted that the UC Regents were not unanimous in their vote.

no news account of the termination of a UCR professor raised in the Wed. agenda so no detail on that, but it was not a unanimous decision:

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