The following 100 proposed facts represent the evidence in support of my conclusions of law sent to the Vermont Labor Relations Board (VRLB) on March 1, 2018. The facts below, particularly #44, stand as an indictment ofUVM’s top brass, its Department of Economics (particularly its Chair) and the overall process of faculty review. As I…Continue reading Nothing but the facts — 100 proposed findings of facts, in fact, that you need to know about my case against UVM’s Economics Department.
Below I post the first of four conclusions of law submitted to the Vermont Labor Relations Board in a legal brief after two days of hearings related to my grievance for wrongful denial of reappointment. The following conclusion stands as an indictment of UVM’s faculty review process and behavior of the Department of Economics Chair.…Continue reading UVM’s Econ Chair’s “biggest” concern about my teaching is proven false, having no factual support. Can anything the Chair wrote be taken seriously?
At my public hearing before the Vermont Labor Relations Board, I entered into evidence emails obtained through public records requests I made early in the grievance process. Already published here at this blog is one email showing the Chair sought to remove from my teaching dossier a letter of strong support written by Patricia Corcoran.…Continue reading “John is a huge asset to UVM” — a dean’s “awkward” words that UVM’s Department of Economics Chair sought to delete from my dossier!
Watching The Hunting Ground recently was eye-opening, but not because of the story itself (outrageous and despicable as it is) about rape culture on campus. What was so shocking was the degree to which universities and colleges provide a protection racket for this culture of violence. Why? As the film reveals, because of big money!…Continue reading The Hunting Ground — and the deep money state at universities
I’ve been out skiing while I await the decision on my grievance for wrongful denial of reappointment at UVM. The Vermont Labor Relations Board should be making its decision in the next couple of weeks. It has already been two weeks since both parties filed final briefs (Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law).…Continue reading The wheels of justice turn slowly, if at all, at UVM
Whistleblower comes forward to let me know I am not alone. UVM’s highly respected 5-member Faculty Standards Committee (FSC) has watched many a department chair in action. After all, it reviews scores of reappointment decisions and in doing so observes the practices and procedures of department chairs who are responsible for conducting these reviews.…Continue reading Whistleblower says UVM economics department chair was “out to get” me
One of my favorite emails obtained through a public records request was sent by Provost David Rosowsky to President Thomas Sullivan of UVM in Spring 2017. Why one of my favorites? Because the Provost, who is known among insiders to not get along at all with the President, actually appears to have misled the Prez!…Continue reading Did the Provost mislead UVM’s president in his first briefing about my fight back against UVM?
The following press release was sent out today from Rise Up Filming, LLC (full disclaimer — it is my film company). As is made abundantly clear in the press release (below), if you are party to any dispute involving UVM (directly or indirectly), it can lead to UVM seizing your emails without you knowing it.…Continue reading UVM’s privacy intrusion partially halted by Vermont Labor Relations Board
UVM’s allegation that I did not teach standard economics models ‘fully and fairly’ before criticizing them stems from visits to my international trade theory lectures by three peers. Two of them made the serious allegation even though the models had already largely been presented during the two weeks prior to their visits (with precision and full…Continue reading My real crime in UVM’s Econ Dept: Being a popular heterodox teacher who was using heterodox textbooks
In my long (well into the second year) and ongoing fight-back against wrongful denial of reappointment as a lecturer in the University of Vermont’s Dept. of Economics (after 8 years of teaching at UVM full-time and nearly 30 years teaching economics), only a few faculty at UVM have had the courage to say anything at…Continue reading Extra credit for beating up students who challenge mainstream assumptions in UVM’s Dept. of Economics?