UVM Student Outrage Grows at Purge of Dr. Summa by Dean Falls and the Dept of Economics

Many students, past and present, have gotten wind of the attempt to purge me from the classroom at UVM, after teaching 10 and sometimes 13 courses per year for nearly 8 years at every  level of the curriculum in the Dept of Economics, plus two Honors College courses, plus courses taught as part of the UVM’s US-SINO Pathway Program and Global Gateway Program every  summer. Despite highly rated by students teaching, a few peers came in to my classes and penned slight of hand reviews of my classes and used those letters to flick me off and out. This is what contingent America looks like in academia. Welcome to cotingent UVM, which is in line with the trend toward eliminating protection for teachers, which leaves us vulnerable to the whims and political settling by tenured faculty (a direct assault on academic freedom). My removal from the Dept of Economics was not done by a jury of my peers. It was executed by a tenured club of protected faculty who got rid of one thorn in the side lecturer – in fact the only lecturer in the Department of Economics at UVM. Not a single lecturer involved. Just club members who no longer want me to be a member (and actually tried to block me from attending department meetings). Hardly a jury of my peers. See link below to what students think about this impunity and assault on academic freedom.
Students on Summa-Download PDF with Sample of UVM student and UVM alum comments – CLICK  HERE TO SEE COMMENTS