May 2003

In the Chair's Message of the April 2003 issue of The Senate Digest, it was stated that Professor Robert David Johnson (Brooklyn College) had not published since his tenure clock started at Brooklyn.  That statement was not accurate. Since 1999 he has published one book and eight articles or book chapters, according to Professor Johnson's curriculum vitae as it appears on the Brooklyn College website.* In addition to Trustee Pesile's remarks, which the article mentioned, two trustees, Chair Benno Schmidt and Trustee Randy Mastro, spoke strongly in favor of the action. Also, the Chancellor that while the exact procedure followed in Prof. Johnson's case was indeed rare, it was not rare for a college's decisions to be modified or reversed in a grievance or arbitration process. The Digest regrets and apologizes for the error.