- FIMS Faculty Council calls for reinstatement of Robert Buckingham
FIMS Faculty Council calls for reinstatement of Robert BuckinghamDr. Buckingham was fired for speaking out against a university restructuring program. Proposing the motion to Council, Acting Dean of FIMS Dr. Nick Dyer Witheford, said that the case tested two opposing views of Decanal responsibilities: one saw Deans solely as members of university management, committed to public loyalty to administrative policies; the other understood Deans as having a dual responsibility to both university management and their Faculties, with a responsibility to engage in critical public debate about academic policy. The motion passed unanimously.