The University of La Verne chapter of the American Association of University Professors on Monday presented highlights from their recent forum and their report on increased corporatization and diminished faculty governance at the University.
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We are encouraged by portions of President Lieberman’s and Dean Potter’s responses to our statement on corporatization and shared governance appearing in an April 29 story on a report by the AAUP.
The University of La Verne chapter of the American Association of University Professors released a statement last week calling attention to the University’s increasing “corporatization” and the need for true shared governance between faculty and administration to improve the student experience.
Several members of the faculty are currently working on a proposal to change the wording of a clause in the board of trustees’ bylaws.
“Secrecy breeds suspicion,” a phrase used while discussing the release of the Board of Trustee’s bylaws this fall. The bylaws allow the University’s president to veto faculty decisions with minimal time for them to gather and vote to overturn his or her decision.
The Sociology-Anthropology Department was faced with the sudden and unexpected cancellation of its three-and-a-half-year-old criminology online program in September, which has left the professors of the department upset and baffled.
Interim Provost Robert Neher has postponed finalizing two important policies concerning the University to allow for faculty input.