March 4, 2020: Letter from GW Board Chair to GW Faculty

Dear Members of the GW Faculty: Following months of planning and debate, we thought it important to share some reflections on the strategic planning process and our renewed commitments to you and the George Washington University community. We have listened and heard your concerns, and together, we commit to meaningful communication and consultation with theContinue reading “March 4, 2020: Letter from GW Board Chair to GW Faculty”

GWUFA Petition for LeBlanc’s Resignation

February 26, 2020 We, the undersigned George Washington University faculty, call on Thomas LeBlanc to resign from his position as president of our university. Our demand gains its urgency from the racist remarks made by President LeBlanc and his insufficient apology (here and here). We understand LeBlanc’s comment to be just the latest evidence ofContinue reading “GWUFA Petition for LeBlanc’s Resignation”

GWUFA Petition for LeBlanc’s Resignation

February 26, 2020 We, the undersigned George Washington University faculty, call on Thomas LeBlanc to resign from his position as president of our university. Our demand gains its urgency from the racist remarks made by President LeBlanc and his insufficient apology (here and here). We understand LeBlanc’s comment to be just the latest evidence ofContinue reading “GWUFA Petition for LeBlanc’s Resignation”

GWUFA Statement on LeBlanc’s Racial Comments

GW President Thomas LeBlanc made a stunning comment to a student activist this week that explained his opposition to cutting ties to the fossil-fuel friendly Regulatory Studies Center by comparing student demands to divest from fossil fuels and cut ties to the Center to a hypothetical plan to kill all the African American students atContinue reading “GWUFA Statement on LeBlanc’s Racial Comments”

Nov. 7, 2019: Disney culture article in the Chronicle

The Chronicle of Higher Education published a detailed article about the Disney Culture initiative. As the article makes clear, GW faculty who are concerned about this program are not saying that we shouldn’t improve GW’s environment: we like responsive and empowered staff, respect for everyone, a shared sense of supporting the educational and research missionContinue reading “Nov. 7, 2019: Disney culture article in the Chronicle”

Check out the media coverage this week (late October 2019)!

Take a look at the news coverage about the various ways that faculty (and staff, and others) are responding to the administration’s initiatives. We want to be clear: we are not afraid of change! GW needs to continue to grow and evolve. GWUFA wants GW to do well with STEM, to be good to ourContinue reading “Check out the media coverage this week (late October 2019)!”

This is What Shared Governance Looks Like!

October 23rd: There was amazing support to pass the petition at the Faculty Assembly on Oct. 22! The record number of faculty attending shows that we are concerned and willing to participate in significant ways to shape the future of our university. GWUFA is pleased and proud to have played a role in organizing peopleContinue reading “This is What Shared Governance Looks Like!”

Urgent: Faculty Assembly Meeting Oct. 22

THIS IS CRUCIAL One of the principles and strengths of the university system is its bedrock systems of shared governance. At this crucial moment at GW we need to make our voices heard and exercise our right and responsibility for shared governance. Accordingly, GWUFA supported a set of 6 motions to be considered by allContinue reading “Urgent: Faculty Assembly Meeting Oct. 22”