Supporting documents for:

"Lessons in Academic Freedom as Lived Experience"

Personality and Individual Differences (2010), 49, 272-280.

Linda S. Gottfredson

January 2, 2010

 

 

Manuscript: Lessons in academic freedom as lived experience (a case study in academic freedom, 1989-1994)

 

Supplementary appendices:

  1. Five formal complaints filed at UD by Gottfredson & Blits: Chronology of actions and actors (2 pages)
  2. Summary of findings by independent panels (2 pages)
  3. Examples of eight pretexts used to justify violations of academic freedom (7 pages)

 

Supporting documents relevant to five formal complaints filed by Jan Blits and Linda Gottfredson to halt violations of their academic freedom at the University of Delaware beginning in Fall 1989.

 

1.      Ban on research grants from the Pioneer Fund

 

1.1.   UD president requests investigation of Gottfredsonís funding source (2 pages)

1.2.   Faculty Senateís Research Committee recommends ban (13 pages)

1.3.   UD president enacts ban (1 page)

1.4.   Trusteeís letter (2 pages)

1.5.   Gottfredsonís formal complaint (25 pages)

 

1.5.1.      Step 3 filing with UD administration (28 pages)

1.5.2.      Attachments to Step 3 filing (179 pages)

 List

1-7

8-12

13

14-19

20

21-22

23-34

35

1.1.   Arbitration briefs (American Arbitration Association Case No. 14 390 1935 90 A)

 

1.1.1.      Gottfredson-Blitsís brief (52 pages)

1.1.2.      UDís brief (30 pages)

1.1.2.      Exhibits (235 pages)

 List

Joint

1

2-7

8-10

11-13

14-18

19

20-21

Gottfredson/Blits

1

2

3

4

UD

1-7

1.2.   Arbitratorís ruling (13 pages)

 

2.      Departmentís recommendation against Gottfredsonís promotion

 

2.1.   Gottfredsonís formal complaint to Faculty Senate FW&P Committee (13 pages)

 

2.1.1.      Step 3 complaint to UD administration (referred to in FW&P complaint) (28 pages)

2.1.2.      Attachments to complaint (98 pages)

 List

1

2-4

5-9

10-20

21-28

 

2.2.   FW&P hearing panelís conclusions (21 pages)

2.3.   UD administrationís response (2 pages)

 

3.      Threats to Blitsís promotion

 

3.1.   Blitsís formal complaint to Faculty Senate FW&P Committee (18 pages)

 

3.1.1.      Attachments to complaint (101 pages)

 List

1-8

9-16

 

18-23

24-25

 

3.2.   FW&P hearing panelís conclusions (16 pages)

3.3.   UD administrationís response (2 pages)

3.4.   Blits withdraws promotion application (7 pages)

3.5.   Blits-Gottfredson out-of-court settlement (confidential)

 

3.5.1.      Provision to protect Blitsís promotion process (3 pages)

 

4.      Gottfredsonís Sociology of Education course stripped of credit for Sociology majors

 

4.1.   Gottfredsonís formal complaint to Faculty Senate FW&P Committee (3 pages)

 

4.1.1.      Attachments to complaint (10 pages)

List

1-10

 

4.2.   FW&P hearing panelís conclusions (12 pages)

4.3.   UD administrationís response and subsequent correspondence (11 pages)

 

 

5.      Continued harassment by department chair

 

5.1.   Blits-Gottfredsonís formal complaint to Faculty Senate FW&P Committee (7 pages)

 

5.1.1.      Attachments to complaint (42 pages)

List

1-3a

3b-6e

5.2.   Committee suspends operations (10 pages)