Three faculty panelists will lead a discussion of the issues arising from the June censure of the U. of I. by the American Association of University Professors and the proposal by the U. of I. Board of Trustees this fall to require criminal background checks for all new faculty members. The event, sponsored by the Urbana campus AAUP Chapter, will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 20 in Room 314A Illini Union.
The panel will be moderated by Harry Hilton, the chapter president. The panelists will be David O’Brien, a professor of art history, who will talk on “Censure: Where Does the University Go Next?” and Jessica Greenberg, a professor of anthropology, who will talk on “The Problems With Background Checks.” After the presentations, the meeting will be open for a public discussion
No prior registration is required, and all faculty members are welcome.