BREAKING NEWS: UCSB Academic Senate to investigate mishandling of Robinson case

June 9, 2009

Faculty Legislature votes to examine how charges against sociology professor were handled and recommend policy changes

Date: June 8, 2009


SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The Academic Senate at the University of California at Santa Barbara approved motions to investigate evident mismanagement of student complaints against sociology professor William I. Robinson and recommend changes in Senate procedures to avoid improprieties in the future.

The Senate approved the motions in an open meeting on June 4, after more than 100 faculty members across campus, plus 20 department heads, signed a petition protesting the university‚Äôs handling of accusations against Robinson. Read the rest of this entry »