Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Faculty Opinion Page
Assoc. Provost Barrett Should Resign
Pres. Jacobs assigned former law professor, John Barrett, the lead in enforcing the Board of Trustees demand that all faculty organizations should add the Supremacy Clause and the Delegation Clause to their constitutions. Not a single one voted to do so.
During the spring, Barrett appeared before the Senate and College Councils to demand this. His tone was threatening. Usually lawyers try to make a persuasive case, but he just seemed to want to rub the faculty’s face in the dirt. Because he could not persuade and could not intimidate the faculty, he was a total failure. He should resign this highly paid position. Alternatively Pres. Jacobs should fire him.