The following blog was posted on
the COI-C web page 22 January 2009. Authorship has not been verified.
Hopefully the level of attendance at today's Town Hall meeting will be high,
but if it is not, the Senate and administration mustn't make the mistake of
assuming the level of faculty concern with the proposed policy to be
correspondingly modest. It is not. I for one would have readily attended
today's Town Hall meeting but was unable because of the not-at-all-unusual time
demands of my work, and I know the same to be true of many of my colleagues.
(The fact that so many faculty members are so busy also has a relevant
substantive dimension. If we're too busy to participate directly in discussing
our own long-term interests as affected by the proposed policy, then by the
same token we're too busy to absorb the burdens of new and purely prophylatic
reporting requirements.) o By Carl S. Bjerre (not verified) at 01/22/2009 -