While we are pleased to see the recent coverage in the Hatchet about the GWUFA, there are a few inaccuracies in the story we feel are worth pointing out. Nearly all are obvious from a quick perusal of our website – in particular, see our goals or, better still, all full-time faculty are invited to join us for our next meeting.
- We are not a faculty lobbying organization. Rather, we are an independent faculty voice upholding the core values of the University and speaking out on issues of central importance that affect the quality of academic life for students and faculty.
- We do not have, nor do we seek an adversarial relationship with the Faculty Senate, the University Administration, the Board of Trustees or any other body. Our relationship with these, and other institutional bodies, is determined by how closely their actions and attitudes correspond with our stated principles.
- We do not seek to usurp the role of the Faculty Senate. The Faculty Senate is an institutional body of the University. We are not. Instead, we are part of the University community’s civil society. We believe a strong and robust civil society, which can both empower and hold to account the University’s institutional structure, is fundamental to the University’s health.