“Every faculty member I have spoken to about this is deeply disturbed by the implications of this proposal”
Wasn’t this basically part of Mao’s Cultural Revolution? Are the public shamings coming next?
The College Fix reports:
Student government bill wants students to have power to punish professors found guilty of oppression
A member of the University of Washington Student Senate has introduced a resolution to create a system for students and staff to serve on a jury to resolve “all discrimination accusations and charges that violate the University of Washington’s mission statement.”
“Every faculty member I have spoken to about this is deeply disturbed by the implications of this proposal,” Professor Stuart Reges, who teaches at the university, told The College Fix via email.
The resolution’s sponsor, Michael Saunders, named Reges’ conservative writings as one example of “faculty misconduct.”
According to Saunders, the university must “think outside the lens of an oppressive system and think in a mindset of innovation, improvement, and radical change,” his resolution states.
The proposal states that, when the university determines a case to be worthy of internal discipline, these juries would have the power to judge an action or trait to be discriminatory and to decide the proper punishment for it, which the university must respect.
Under the proposal, leaders from the student senate, faculty senate and administration would sit on a “Supreme Court” which would mediate jury deliberation and have the power to rule a decision “unjust or biased.”
Reges provided a recording to The College Fix of a nine-minute portion of the March 30 meeting in which the senate discussed the resolution.
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