Ethos

The lack of answer is an answer by itself.

“A totally honest organization would never hide or disguise actions or stonewall.” — Brian Martin


Expectation:

Ethos Universitario (excerpt)

Original text (Spanish)

…”Del valor supremo de la libertad surge entonces la libertad de expresión, de cátedra o de enseñanza, de investigación, de difundir y publicar sus resultados. La libertad de agremiación, libertad para opinar y disentir, incluso sobre la institución universitaria para la cual se trabaja.”…

English translation *

… ” From the supreme value of liberty arises the freedom of expression, academic freedom, and scientific autonomy — including the dissemination and publication of research results. The freedom of association, the freedom of opinion and dissent, even about the academic institution for which you work.” …

http://secretariageneral.univalle.edu.co/rectoria/resoluciones/2010/r-2516.pdf

  • There is no official translation of this document.

Reality:

Thomas Docherty on academic freedom

…”Institutional governance learns from political government, and mimics it. Just as Westminster views electorates as people to be managed and not represented, so also the same prevailing cynical predisposition views academics and students as recalcitrant human resources whose thoughts and actions must be contained. Modernisation and reform are predicated on the belief that everything can and must be managed: faculty, students, research, learning, debate, teaching, even experience itself. The possibilities for participation in democratic change are denied, because everything, including dissent, is managed and circumscribed to keep existing authority in power. Institutionally, it’s called “change-management”. We are perilously close to a position where the unquestioned power of management is declaring war on the academic community, the university, itself: civil war in academia.”… 

Read the full text article via Times of Higher Education: 
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/features/thomas-docherty-on-academic-freedom/2017268.fullarticle


Chaos Theory and Pharmacology

De: Jorge Ramírez < ramirez . jorge (at) correounivalle . edu . co >
Fecha: 15 de febrero de 2015, 14:10
Asunto: Re: [Docentes.corpuv] RESPALDO AL CONSEJO DE LA FACULTAD DE SALUD - SOBRE LA RESOLUCIÓN 2.844 DE RECTORIA
Para: corpuv ( at) correounivalle . edu . co, docentes . corpuv@univalle . edu . co
Cordial saludo,
Estoy en desacuerdo con dichos gastos de representación (no deberían ni existir).

Chancelling /ˈtʃɑːns(ə)lɪŋ/ “Pocketing large sums for doing little more than proclaiming how indispensable you are.”

Cordialmente,
Jorge H. Ramírez
Profesor Asistente 
Departamento de Ciencias Fisiológicas 
Facultad de Salud 
Universidad del Valle

 PD: Why the silence? (Health Faculty)


Hypothesis: Sluggish Schizophrenia — Criminal method to silence academic and scientific debate related to wrongdoings of pharmaceutical companies, as well…

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