Friday, November 18, 2011

Quote of the Day: Consult the Teaching Staff

"The principle of 'shared governance' is the least well understood aspect of academic freedom, and as a result, it is honored chiefly in the breach. But if the administration is serious about restoring shattered trust at Penn State, it must start by trusting its own faculty; and we faculty members — invisible so far, too stunned and depressed to speak — must work with the administration to repair what Mr. Sandusky and his enablers have destroyed."

--Michael Bérubé, Paterno Family Professor in Literature and director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University. (From guest commentary, NYTimes here.)

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