My appeal of the Vermont Labor Relations Board’s decision dismissing a grievance I filed for wrongful denial of reappointment as an economics teacher was stopped dead in its tracks on April 3, 2019 when the Supreme Court refused to allow incriminating evidence into the record. The evidence I argue proves the University of Vermont (UVM),…Continue reading UVM’s Aggressive Evidence Suppression Efforts Pay Off
In many of my courses taught over eight years at UVM between 2009 and 2017 (before I was removed from teaching post by a Chair I argue was bent on making sure I would never get reappointed), I frequently showed a film to students titled The End of Poverty?, which explores the issue of causes of…Continue reading Some of the content that I believe drove UVM’s Econ Department chair to “target” me for removal
The core curriculum in the UVM economics department is particularly disengenuous because some of its own faculty don’t believe any of it. I know at least three UVM economists who think it is pure garbage but don’t tell students they think this way. In fact, one revealed to me that if assigned to teach it,…Continue reading UVM economics stuck in deadend thinking by defending its core curriculum?
Balancing on my Hobie “Peter Pan Slug” long board as sets of ocean waves passed under me at Narragansett Beach in Rhode Island last week, my thoughts naturally turned to the idea of equilibrium — equilibrium with Nature. There I was — balancing while sitting on my surf board, balancing while paddling to catch waves,…Continue reading Debunking the Chair’s “error” claim (an infidel defends his use of quotation marks around the word “equilibrium”)
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