The File: Case Study in Correction (1977–1979) by Serge Lang

By Serge Lang

The dossier is a set of records from an enormous dispute regarding a few American university professors, frequently mathematicians, statisticians,and sociologists. the talk was once ignited via the mathematician Serge Lang's response to a questionnaire, "The 1977 Survey of the yank Professoriate", disbursed by way of E. C. Ladd of the college of Connecticut and S. M. Lipset of Stanford. the resultant dialogue - partly acrimonious and private - quickly concerned a wide workforce of energetic and passive contributors, and integrated matters resembling survey innovations, review of educational paintings, public and political honesty, and McCarthyism at Harvard.

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31. [IF YOU FAVOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AT YOUR INSTl TUTION , PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING] A variety o' needs and objectives have been identilied by supporters 01 collective bargaining. Would you rank order each 01 the lollowing in terms 01 the importance you attach to each at your own institutlon? ) a. Protecting the jobs of faculty members in an age of university retrenchment . . . 一一­ b. Improving the salaries and fringe benefits offaculty ....................... c. Increasing the faculty role in university decision making ........

E. The organization is too conservative .... f. The organization did not move vigorously enough into collective bargaining . . . g. The organization moved too aggressively into collective bargaining ..... h. The organization's perception of a profession and its needs are different from myown i. The organization represents a different sector of the profession than my own . j. There is no chapter on the campus where I teach k. I have no knowledge of the organization . 1. My membership was never solicited .

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