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UP Continues to Deny Tenure to Professor; Colleagues Cry Academic-Freedom Violation

Posted by lenolea on July 19, 2009

The University of the Philippines is regarded as an institution where academic freedom is at its best. Ironically, the case of one of its professors, Sarah Raymundo, seems to go against the grain of the university’s liberal tradition.

Raymundo has been teaching at the university for 10 years, starting out as a lecturer in 1999 in the Department of Sociology, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP). In February last year, she submitted an application for tenure to the tenured faculty of the sociology department through then chairperson Dr. Clemen Aquino.

More than a year since then, and after her contract expired on May 31 this year, Raymundo was told her application was still under review. In response to her lengthy letter inquiring about her application for tenure, UP Diliman Chancellor Sergio Cao responded with a short letter informing her that a decision had yet to be made. Full article

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