Observers know universities to be the most politically sterile of institutions, the indoctrination boot-camps for the military economy's service intellectuals...
That is what makes this such a remarkable news item.
At Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, some professors and some students are using state of the art blog technology to implement direct transparency regarding academic planning.
Here it is:
REAL ACADEMIC PLANNING BLOG
Who would have imagined that the usual institutional show exercise of periodically dressing the university administration's elite indulgences with vacuous statements about academic integrity, a respectful learning environment, research excellence, and community service could be partly transparent?
Who would have guessed that ass kissing could be steered towards discourse?
We have modern technology and a few brave insiders to thank. Canada is a better place for it.