When the Kansas Board of Regents announced its new social media policy on December 18, I thought it must have made a mistake. After all, this Board of Regents had seemed an ally of higher education in Kansas. Unlike previous Boards, this one had –Â for instance –Â been asking the Kansas Legislature to fund the state
Dear Kansas Board of Regents, As University Distinguished Professors at Kansas State University and Distinguished Professors at the University of Kansas, we write to express ourÂ continued concern about the new social media policy. We appreciate that the Board has invited representatives from the universities to review the policy, andÂ to offer recommendations for amendments to said
23 Dec. 2013 Dear Kansas Board of Regents, As University Distinguished Professors at Kansas State University, we write to call for the immediate repeal of the new social media policy, and to ask that you instead work together with elected faculty representatives andÂ administration to craft a social media policy that best serves the interests of
It’s an anti-free speech manifesto that sounds like a pronouncement from the government of a banana republic. The Board of Regents truly should back up, take a deep breath, and decide on something that meets the needs of its great universities. This first try was ghastly, pure and simple, and should be stricken down immediately.
With permission from Kansas State University Faculty Senate President Julia Keen, I am posting the email she sent to the faculty and staff this morning. Dear Faculty and Unclassified Professionals: As you may have seen in the news or through other media outlets, the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) approved a new policy which defines
Higher Education is Not a Reality TV Show; or, How A&Eâ€™s â€œDuck Dynastyâ€ Differs from the Kansas Board of Regents
On Facebook, a friend recently asked me how the recent controversy over the Kansas Board of Regents’ new social media policy differs from A&E’s suspending of Phil Robertson from the Duck Dynasty reality TV show. I see why she asks: The Kansas Board of Regents has rescinded faculty and staff’s right to free speech, just
As faculty grade their last student papers and exams before leaving town for the Christmas holidays, the Kansas Board of Regents quietly –Â and unanimously –Â voted to revoke their academic freedom and basic right to freedom of speech.Â As the Lawrence Journal-World reportsÂ this evening, “The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a policy that would