Thursday, April 2, 1998

RAGHU IS FIVE YEARS AHEAD OF HIS TIME

Compare the following with IVC VPI Dennis White's "war talk discussion ban" of 2003. See in Archives.

Memo from IVC President Raghu Mathur to "all faculty"
4/2/98 [NO POLITICS IN CLASS]


OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

To: All Faculty

I understand that some students have asked instructors to allow them to speak in their classes about campus political matters. In light of professional sense and matter [sic] of good practice, I would like to caution and advise all faculty to maintain the integrity of the classroom instruction [sic] by adhering to approved curriculum and course outlines of record for their day-to-day activities. It is not a good practice for faculty to allow campus politics to interfere with the educational interests of the students in the classroom. Discussion of political matters, for example, in political science classes is certainly appropriate. Students are welcome to use other forums and avenues to exercise their freedom of speech without interfering with educational interests of other students.

I appreciate very much your professional consideration of this matter. Thank you.

Raghu Mathur
President
Irvine Valley College

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