As a UVA Alum (M.A. and Ph.D. degrees), it did not feel so healthy this summer. The attempted ouster of UVA President Theresa Sullivan seemed an awful lot like an attempted take-over of higher education by those in the business world. Their feedback is sometimes very useful, but at the time, it seemed like they were making very important decisions. And there was no faculty input.
The entire UVA debacle has led me to question the role of faculty in governance. The UVA faculty united and sent a strong message.
Can we? Or are we not threatened enough at present? Is there no “Clear and Present Danger” as this article suggests? Are we making mountains out of molehills? Thoughts?