Bernard Avishai: Israeli Academia: Crossing the line?

On September 5, the Israeli Council of Higher Education, generally referred to by its Hebrew acronym Malag, met in executive session and accepted a recommendation of a “sub-committee for quality assurance” to suspend registering students to the Government Department at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. If, on October 23, the recommendation is accepted by the whole plenum of the Malag, the department will be, in effect, shut down and its faculty fired. This matter may seem, well, academic. It is hardly that. Read the full article here


One comment

  1. Yoav Peled

    All your posts assume that the CHE has already accpeted the recommendations of that sub-committee (sub- in more ways than one). This is not the case. The Malag will meet to discuss those recommendations only later this month. All the posts that were written as if the decision had already been made are harmful to the cause.

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