The purpose of this website was clearly defined at the outset. Its mission is focused on “concern about administrative abuse of power at the UA” and the need to provide a “safe place to discuss these issues without fear of retaliation.” We do not, and cannot, represent all points of view. People wishing to attack our point of view or who want to support the alleged abuses under discussion here, may do so elsewhere - the administration has plenty of resources for defending itself, including its own Media Relations Director for University Communications. All we have is this blog. Therefore, we will continue to focus on three main issues at the core of our mission:
1) The Right to Disagree, without punishment, reprisals, or threats;
2) Board of Regents review of the firings and threats reported here and in the media, and a moratorium on further negative personnel actions and program closures until completion of that review;
3) General Education: Control of Gen Ed being taken away from the faculty, and taken over by the Provost’s office, entails a fundamental redefinition of the core mission of the University of Arizona without adequate input.However, in an effort to accommodate differing points of view, we may occasionally post “attack comments” from the other side of the table, on a temporary basis, before removing them to allow space for comments that represent our core mission, as summarized above and defined in more detail on the website. Space is short, time is limited, we cannot post anything and everything we receive. Selectivity is not censorship; our selection criteria are clearly stated below.