History of Art has endorsed a motion from the Law School condemning the proposed changes to Statute 24. The full motion reads as follows:
As a Law School we recognise that the proposed reform of Statute 24 and its related Ordinances infringes upon academic freedom and the intellectual independence of our profession, both in terms of substance and procedure.
We commit therefore to act as an example within the University in communicating the School’s concerns to the Vice-Chancellor, and to support the ongoing negotiations and consultations by the trade unions and other colleagues, including supporting any proposed motion for debate of the reforms at a Staff Assembly.
The department joins Warwick Law School, the Centre for Applied Linguistics, and the Centre for Education Studies in slamming the reforms and calling for their suspension.
The changes will undoubtedly negatively impact academic freedom and job security at Warwick for our academic staff. To find out more about the reforms and how to help stop them, see here.