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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

Whiny Misfit, Victim, or Both?

It’s possible that he’s both, but his complaints, if substantiated, seem fairly damning:

Keith Fink, the conservative University of California-Los Angeles professor who was recently ousted after locking horns with the administration, has filed a grievance with his union. As Campus Reform previously reported, Fink was recently let go after a contentious process that began with efforts by his new department chair to curtail enrollment in a popular free speech course that he teaches, and culminated with an “excellence review” that Fink claims was stacked against him. A mandatory process after an instructor has taught for 18 quarters, the “excellence review” involves a committee of professors from the department who judge a candidate’s teaching based on a variety of factors, including student feedback, before deciding whether to promote the candidate to “Continuing Lecturer” or allow their contract to expire.
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