A University Ends Its Faculty Senate, and Dissent Could Be Punished

Mar 7, 2023 | Higher-Ed News

“Michael DeCesare, an AAUP senior program officer in its Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure and Governance, wrote last week’s AAUP advisory letter.

“Any decision to revise the faculty governance structure at the university should be made jointly with the faculty rather than unilaterally by the administration and Board of Governors,” DeCesare wrote. “For an administration or board to unilaterally replace one faculty governance structure with another would represent an egregious violation of widely accepted governance standards.”