Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Telegraph Herald Article

On Monday, October 31, the Telegraph Herald ran an article regarding Professor Jeffries' lawsuit. The brief article contains very little substanative information, although it is worth noting that John Stewart is credited with making the decision to withdraw Jeffries' tenure contract.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am glad that the Telegraph ran a story about Dr. Jeffries situation at the University of Dubuque. I hope that more coverage will be given to the case. The community needs to be aware of the injustices going on at the university.

I found one quote in this article from the university interesting. The university claims to be able to prove that they have no legal obligations to Dr. Jeffries. This will be determined in court. However, as a christian university doesn't the university have moral and ethical obligations to Dr. Jeffries, its faculty and students? Does the university have the "character" that it is trying to promote to its students?

Wednesday, November 02, 2005 8:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how is it that i can get a F for copying someone elses work or even fail a course but prof garfield an admitted copyer for a speech gets to keep his job where is ethical character at work when a copyer keeps his job and the ethicist doz not i do not understand this and wonder whether i should return to this school that does not practice what it preachs

Thursday, November 03, 2005 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't UD being sued by another college in Iowa? Seems like allot of stuff was leftout of the TH article. If everyone sues UD maybe the paper should ask why.

Friday, November 04, 2005 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard something about another law suit, but do not know the details, do you know 'em?

In a parallel perspective, I've heard there has been an annual departure of faculty members for several years, who would if left to their own choices, remain employed by UD. I wonder why?

Similarly, I recently heard that a couple of senior administrators left and that they did not have positions to go to when they departed. I wonder why?

Friday, November 04, 2005 4:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm. Over 500 hits at this obscure web site that's not identified in Google and yet only 8 comments; Is there a sphere of fear at UD?

Friday, November 04, 2005 6:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UD is being sued by Upper Iowa. The allogation is the UD plagerized Upper Iowas business plans. Sound familier? Someone with time might want to go look that filing up to.

Saturday, November 05, 2005 7:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Garfield did steal work for a speech, admin knws it. He returned an award in the spring because of it. AGarfield is a goof guy. Jefries is a good guy. Why is Jeffries gone? We are told not to plagarise day after day after day. And staff does it and stays? Character you say? Who's character? Make Garfield say he's sorry,let Jefries back in. God would agree with me I'm sure. We can all be forgiven. And Bullock...well try to remember money isn;t much really. make this honest,I want my school to look honest. Please. THere are many of us begging for resolution. No more cover up, nno more little boy games.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005 8:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, the above blog is promising. It is promising to me that UD has such caring, interested students. Doesn't the UD get it? It seems to me that their students already have character!
As a Dubuque native, I didn't consider UD as an option for my undergraduate studies. When I graduated from high school UD was cutting programs and dropping professors. It was joked about at my high school if students chose to go there. Now, I have returned home to Dubuque to see a beautiful and prospering college. It would be ashame if UD was willing to lose the community's respect again because they were unwilling to admit their mistakes. It is important to have faith that concerned individuals and groups can work through and solve disagreements.
To the students at UD I give you my condolences. Please remember to stay positive and keep asking for the truth. It is your right to know what kind of an institution you are attending. God bless.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005 9:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a UD alum I am saddened by the way the University where I spent 4 good years has treated one of its best professors.

This certainly does not make a strong case for their "christian ethos" and whatever other BS UD tries to preach (but not practice) in their mission statement.

The "right" thing to do is often muddeled and blurry, especially in situations like this. I think the large majority of people would agree that the admirable thing to do would be to give Dr. Jeffries one years severence pay and an apology. I would love to see him back at UD, but I don't imagine he would want to come back to an administration that would treat its professors in this fashion.

This is a very important issue for the University of Dubuque, and if this ends badly for anyone involved the school itself could be on its way out, literally. I hope it does not come to this.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005 3:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the chaplain in all of this turmoil? Surely he knows what is ethical and what is not. Has he used the chapel meeting to point out the unethical behavior of the administration and rally the students in favor of ethical behavior? His only concern is that each individual prepare to meet his God--and ignores the situation. When he meets his Maker, you can bet he will be held accountable for his sin of omission.

Thursday, November 17, 2005 1:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The University administrators' behavior has been so egregious in the past that the American Association of University Professors, a respected and prestigious organization, after an on-campus investigation, has censured the university and placed it on its censured list which means that any instructor applying for a position there would be forwarned and, thus, should not apply for a teaching position. Now Dr. Jeffries (and the community) knows the kind of persons with whom he is dealing.

Thursday, November 17, 2005 1:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alan Garfield has been true to form. The University of Dubuque administration told Dr. Julia McDonald that although she was still a faculty member, she should not come to campus to teach and that her classes would be taught by someone else. But she was still the chair of the Faculty--a position to which she was elected. White Knight Alan Garfield decided, contrary to the Faculty Handbook, that she was no longer chairperson and made a motion to have someone else elected. Quite illegal. Quite unethical. But anything to gain favor with the administration. What is his hold on the administration? Students can take the graphics program at Des Moines Community College and pay one-fourth the cost--but they don't know that.

Friday, November 18, 2005 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometime during the month of September in 2001, Garfield wrote an article for the Telegraph Herald in which he expressed his opinion that he was happy that the “mediocre faculty” were out concerning the dismissal of over 95% of the faculty. What is so outrageous is that Alan Garfield came to UD after the transformation plan came into effect and after programs were cut and after most faculty members were dismissed. How could he know about the quality of faculty members when he was not here to observe them? What chutzpah! He had no evidence for the libelous statement that the faculty was mediocre. Can this be considered yet another incidence of unethical behavior? There was no public reprimand by Bullock on this incident. But Jeffries has tenure withdrawn for a vague wanting to discuss his contract--the favored can do anything.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why pick on Garfield? He gave back the award...or did he? I walked thru the lobby of Blades Hall today and voila, discovered Alan Garfield has a plaque with this year's date on it on the hall of fame awards board. Is this an oversight?

So did he give back the award or didn't he?

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 3:33:00 PM  

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