At the first meeting of the Faculty Council today, members are standing in support of Chancellor Holden Thorp.
Members said they commend Thorp’s handling of academic misconduct in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies, particularly the two independent reviews he has launched, despite criticism he has faced.
“There have certainly been rumblings by some people, and some don’t think he has done enough … He is moving in the right direction but he can’t do it overnight,” said Jan Boxill, chairwoman of the Faculty Council.
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Hitchcock Multipurpose Room, Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
“We commend the chancellor’s actions because he supported and encouraged the formation of subcommittees and has taken actions to restore confidence,” Boxill said.
Following the release of a report unveiling academic irregularities in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies, the faculty executive committee, a subcommittee of the council, conducted an independent investigation during the summer.