Re: [OPE-L] admissions decision-making by consensus

From: Paul Zarembka (zarembka@BUFFALO.EDU)
Date: Fri Feb 04 2005 - 19:37:36 EST

I'd consider any petition signed by five OPE-l members as posted on OPE-l,
myself not being one of those five.  Barring that, I'm not interested in
this discussion.

Sorry for interrupting your day with a repeat.

Paul Zarembka

On Fri, 4 Feb 2005, Rakesh Bhandari wrote:

> At 8:43 PM -0500 2/3/05, Paul Zarembka wrote:
> >Rakesh,
> >
> >Get five people signed together on a petition and post it; or stop wasting
> >patience.
> >
> >Paul Z.
> Paul,
> I think you should realize that even if members of the Advisory
> Committee recommended off list to Jerry Levy that he should allow for
> rotation of membership on the admissions committee, he would probably
> not listen. The Advisory Committee already knows that people I wanted
> admitted to this list could only be accepted after the Advisory
> Committee was formed and Jerry Levy would have to be accountable for
> his veto power. And let it be noted that people about whom I am
> speaking are not in any related to the TSS school. I am also not
> trying to open the door to the TSS school. In fact the Advisory
> Committee which I think should have control over admissions is hardly
> sympathetic to the TSS school. Rotation is just a matter of our being
> a group and operating as a group, not being subjects to the
> decisionism of any one person. I remain bewildered by how this could
> be controversial.
> So I would like to know if there is anyone other than Jerry Levy who
> disagrees with this.
> New admissions should be handled by the Advisory Committee
> alone--Allin, Fred and Alejandro. No one should serve more than five
> years on the admissions committee henceforth. The committee will
> choose new members by consensus.
> In fact I very much doubt that you disagree with this.
> Rakesh

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