Art Student Council Response to the Board of Trustee’s Proposed Code of Conduct
From the Art Student Council to The Cooper Union Community:
The Code of Conduct proposed by the Board of Trustees and upper administration which was released for periodic review on November 18th, 2013, to the Art school Administrative Chairs and their peers, stands as a major infraction upon student rights, fair judiciary practices, and the valued tradition of shared governance. The proposed Code of Conduct effectively disrupts environments conducive to academic endeavor, incites educational duress, oppresses student ambition, and invalidates the student commitment to a self-determined education. In effect the proposed Code of Conduct takes away integral functions of shared and student governance within the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
We the students in the School of Art, believe in and are committed to fostering the ideals of a self-determining governing process which encourages “good morals and good order throughout [our] connection with this institution”.
SOLO SHOW* | e-flux
This Sunday, come watch Free Cooper Union present The Politics of Destruction a performative reading of the 41-page transcript of a Cooper Union board of trustees meeting in September 2012, when the board discussed closing the school. The transcript was leaked by the Village Voice in July 2013. Students play the roles of trustees and Jamshed Bharucha’s lines are spoken by a computerized text-to-speech tool.
To view a live stream of this event, click here: www.ustream.tv/channel/e-flux
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