Chicago State tries to shut down faculty blog (and Time for End of Year Break)
The blog article linked below is pretty interesting. The lack of respect for academic freedom here is disappointing, but not uncommon. More shocking is the Kansas Board of Regents decision that faculty can be fired for saying things in social media “contrary to the best interest of the university.” (I could have been fired for my Swiki post under these rules.)
And on this note, I’m going to take a break from this blog for the holidays (Christmas and New Year’s for me and my family). If something urgent comes up, I’ll post, but I’m going to take some time to focus elsewhere. Thanks for reading, and best wishes to you and your loved ones for the holiday season.
But the university — where administrators have frequently clashed with faculty members — this week is demanding the shutdown of a faculty blog that has been highly critical of the university. The chief lawyer for the university sent a “cease and desist” letter to the professors who run the blog demanding that they shut it down.
The letter says that they can’t use the university’s name or symbols, and further the letter cites the blog’s content, saying that “the lack of civility and professionalism expressed on the blog violates the university’s values and policies.”