'Til they got a hold of me.
I opened doors for little old ladies,
I helped the blind to see.
I got no friends 'cause they read the papers.
They can't be seen, with me and I'm gettin' real shot down
And I'm feeling mean.
No more Mister Nice Guy
No more Mister Clean
No more Mister Nice Guy
They say, he's sick he's obscene
Gotta love 70s rock--thanks Alice Cooper.
And so for round 2 in Retaliations brought to you by Wayne Watson. Faculty Listen Up.
Watson wants to have control over EVERY aspect of the job gifting at CSU. There is NO ONE any longer, NO ONE he has to worry about checking his authority. The President's Office rules the Board of Trustees as we have seen over the past 2 weeks and Emil Jones rules the president and the governor. This is not a "known secret" any more. It is a full-blown out in the open fascist installation that we have here. Apologists for this megalomania that has reared up in this past week can cry the race card all they want, but any academic worth their salt knows in their heart of hearts that this institution is heading for the dumpster and careening there at breakspeed pace.
Administrative control over Academic matters, job searches (that is the process by which you hire anyone) is now the business of the President's Office. So Criminal Justice was indeed a testing ground after all. What happened there--the administration placing its people with nary a faculty member involved in the decision-making can certainly happen to you now and here's the first volley of incursions. Show me, please show me, what university in the good ole U. S. of A. operates like this? Call your colleagues at normal universities and see how they'd react to this latest assault.
Deans and Chairs and the Provost know this is administrative overreach.
I betcha that Watson's Chief of Staff knows this as well.
There is no restraint on the President's Office any longer.
If your department is doing a job search you are now required to do the following listed below. This is not negotiable according to dictates levelled at the most recent Dean of the Arts and Sciences Chair's Meeting this week. I expect it is what is happening in other colleges.
Is any of this contracturally mandated?
Does any of this contravene HLC regulations regarding university governance?
Jones and Watson and Quin have already violated the idea of an independent Board of Trustees.
Are you outraged enough to join the protest yet?
If not, take yourself over to the Sun Room @5.30p.m. tomorrow for a reception CSU is hosting for none other than the man who keeps CSU in his pocket: Emil Jones. As the Zoroastrians would say, the "Great King," "King of Kings," King of Countries Containing All Kinds of Men," King in this Great Earth Far and Wide."
Aside from saving Dr Watson's *** from a fate worse than a lousy $250,000 (City College after all got him off for $800,000), Emil Jones gave Watson $200,000 from his Foundation to give to the school. Of course, Jones said a few weeks ago that had he known that the Board of Trustees thought Watson violated policies so much so that they wanted to "let him go" he would never have given the money to Watson, er, CSU, right, CSU, it's all about the students. Right, the money was for the students, not Watson, it's all about the students afterall, dammit it is ALL ABOUT THE STUDENTS !!!!
Go to the party if you're not on your Good Friday knees. Kow-tow and kiss rings (or whatever suits your fancy), maybe someday you'll be in with the inner circle too, maybe you'll get your share of Jones' southside pie.