Friday, August 12, 2011
Rock admin backs down on subverting Senate authority
University of Ottawa senate member Joseph Hickey reports (HERE) that the Allan Rock administration has now backed down in its attempt to subvert senate authority to elect its own representatives to the selection committee for the next VP-Resources. (See previous post in this matter here.)
This retraction of the administration's firmly repeated position that the Executive Committee would select the senate representatives comes after Hickey made a public request that the democratic process must be respected and exposed the move as unnecessary and questionable.
The latter email exchange between Hickey and the university administration was posted by Hickey HERE.
Despite the strength of Hickey's arguments the administration has been know to simply plow ahead in other such cases, or to pull a last minute unannounced reversal at senate itself in order to avert further public exposure.
Therefore, this is good news and a sign that Allan Rock may be learning something new about democracy from students.