Posts Tagged ‘academic freedom’

Workplace Bullying – Word Is Spreading About NYS Health Workplace Bill S3863/A4965

Monday, December 23rd, 2013


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Which Ones in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College Are the Most Likely to Participate in Academic Bullying?

Monday, December 16th, 2013
Colleagues in the Hunter College Department of Film and Media Studies were Academic Bullying is endemic.

Colleagues in the Hunter College Department of Film and Media Studies were Academic Bullying is endemic.


Protected: The Four Barnacles of the Apocalypse: A True Story

Monday, December 16th, 2013

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Monday, December 16th, 2013

Another followup on the New York Times article, a weak follow on an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, about Hunter’s President. But this has more to do with a D:F/M Colleague.

When Ms. Anderson’s letter was released, Stuart B. Ewen, a professor who is an outspoken critic of Ms. Raab, tried to press the case against her with Matthew Goldstein, who was then CUNY’s chancellor. — From the New York Times story, “Amid Exits, President of Hunter College Is Assailed for Her Management Style,” by New York Times reporter Ariel Kaminer.


Center for Communication Did Great Things for Hunter Students …

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013


Center for Communication Annual Luncheon November 11, 2013

Center for Communication Annual Luncheon November 11, 2013

… Until …


Two of D:F/M’S Biggest Extollers of Academic Freedom …

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Will wonders ever cease? Two of the biggest bullies in D:F/M are female


D:F/M Flash Mob Does a Bronx Cheer – Part 3 of 3

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

[A version of this post was sent to D:F/M Members Regarding the March 14 Faculty Meeting]

This rebuttal addresses comments of Colleagues Isabel Pinedo, Kelly Anderson, Larry Shore, Peter Parisi, Karen Hunter, Ricardo Miranda and Jay Roman at the last faculty meeting, especially the attack victimology embraced by several Colleagues and threats about censoring the WORD.

Peter Parisi and the Mets


Which Ones Want to Censor the WORD?

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

At the D:F/M faculty meeting today, irate Colleagues expressed plans to censor the WORD? They said they were upset that the department’s dirty linen was being exposed across the spectrum of the Internet.


This Semester

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

The WORD Blog (and maybe the WORD) plans to test the boundaries of: Academic Freedom. Free Speech. The First Amendment.

Revisiting the 2009 UFS Faculty Survey Review: Re-Visit I

Monday, November 16th, 2009

I whisked through questions to complete the survey even as the questions were raising more questions. Like this one, Question 5f: Level of Respect Shown to Faculty by College President. Should there have been a similar question about department chairs?


Faculty Experience Survey – Uh Oh!

Thursday, November 12th, 2009


The Quiet Before the Sturm und Dang

Friday, October 30th, 2009

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 to belittle it is one of the pleasures of academic bullying.Historiann.

“Lest we forget.”

A Call for Proposals: State of Higher Education

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

June 9-12, Washington, D.C.:The goal of the conference is to provide a faculty perspective on critical issues in higher education presented in a format accessible to the general public.”