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Management Professor Ron Purser speaks at Shared Governance Conference

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11/17/2010

Professor of Management Ron Purser

Professor of Management Ron Purser presented a session at the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Shared Governance conference in Washington, D.C., November 12-14, 2010.

The session "Protecting the Academic Freedom of Chairs in Times of Financial Crisis" addressed the vulnerability academic chairs face in advocating and representing the interests of their faculty. Since Chairs serve at "the pleasure of the President," voicing unpopular opinions, criticisms of institutional matters, could result in retribution or retaliation. The session covered a case of a chair who was arbitrarily demoted because of his outspoken criticism of his college's budgetary decisions and lack of transparency.

URL for more information:http://www.aaup.org


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