Faculty Experience Survey – Uh Oh!

I recently completed the survey from the University Faculty Senate. I pdf-ed and png-ed files of the questions. It’s 2009 and I am suspicious of entities wanting to survey me about how I feel.* Also, the survey pinged some buttons.

In the meantime, lest “we” forget:

If institutions of higher learning desire academic honesty, they must be institutions of obvious integrity, places where students, faculty, and administrators seek truth and wisdom and technical expertise in an environment marked by trust, honesty, respect, fairness, responsibility, and courage. Peg Hogan, Former President, The Center for Academic Integrity

“Bullying academic departments tend not to allow assistant professors to follow their own bliss, either in the classroom or in their research agendas. This is sometimes the very motive for the bullying: Many departments really don’t want anything or anyone new or innovative around. And scrutinizing other people’s work.”Historiann.

*Trick questions? Obvious agendas? Hidden agendas? Why now? Several years ago, journalism faculty from around the University were invited to 80th Street (CUNY HQ where the offices of the Chancellor and Trustees are located) where it was implied that all were summoned because of concern about the needs of  their journalism programs and j-efforts. Actually, it was about collecting intel for the then undisclosed plans of what was to become the graduate journalism school.

My concern at the time was that the D:F/M undergraduate effort was floundering, and this instructor was looking for something better. The UFS certainly is not 80th Street. But …

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