* Taking a Stand Against Harassment, Part of the Broader Threat to Higher Education

The Board of the UCSC Faculty Association supports the following AAUP statement which was released September 7, 2017, and is also signed by the American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of Colleges and Universities. ———————————– In recent months a disturbing trend has emerged in American higher education. At a variety of institutions—public and private, large and small—individual members of the faculty have been singled out for campaigns of harassment in response to remarks they have made, or are alleged to have made, in public speeches, on social media, or in the classroom. Vicious threats of violence and even death have been directed against individual faculty members and their families, including their children. A large number of those threatened […]