Must Deans Be Silent?

May 19, 2014

By Scott Jaschik at Inside Higher Ed

"The Silence of the Deans" is a two-page document in which the dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Saskatchewan, Robert Buckingham, recounts a meeting of deans, vice presidents, and the most senior administrators of the university in December 2013. At the meeting, Buckingham wrote, President Ilene Busch-Vishniac said that if anyone publicly disagreed with Transform US, her reorganization plan for the university, their "tenure would be short...