College of DuPage Adopts Policies Over Faculty Objections

March 23, 2009

The board of the College of DuPage last week adopted a series of policies that effectively give the board more explicit authority over daily management of the college -- including many matters that professors say should primarily be handled by the faculty and the administration. The dispute has been going on for months and focused on a revision of the college's policy handbook. The board did delay a vote on including David Horowitz's "Academic Bill of Rights" as college policy -- a measure that was included in earlier draft -- but board members indicated that they may come back to that issue at future meetings.

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