CSU-Pueblo AAUP Chapter Urges President Di Mare to Rectify a “Terrible Mistake”
The leadership of the CSU-Pueblo AAUP chapter has called upon President Lesley Di Mare to fully restore Professor Tim McGettigan’s email privileges, publicly apologize to Professor McGettigan, and make a strong statement to the campus community–and the nation–that the CSU-Pueblo administration respects basic principles of academic freedom and the participation of faculty in shared governance. The letter is posted in its entirety below. An excerpt:
For the CSU-P administration to shut off McGettigan’s speech…suggests an administration which has fundamentally abandoned the basic idea of academic freedom on which the health of higher education depends, and likewise abandoned any ice of working with faculty…The future of collaboration between faculty and administration at CSU-P is at stake, as is the national reputation of the institution…we beg you to repudiate this terrible mistake.