Stuart Palmer of the International Citizens Action Network for Israel reported yesterday (Thursday) that the Israeli university has “seriously reconsidered its regulations as a result of abuse by some of its academic staff and a new set of advisory principles have been drawn up.”
- Academic staff are now required to separate between professional and civil activity.
- Expression of personal political/religious opinion/affiliation within the classroom is unacceptable.
- Academic staff are no longer permitted to use the name of the university (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) as an academic affiliation for civil or religious activity that is unrelated to classroom teaching or research activity.
- Academic staff are to urged to refrain from signing petitions calling for, or supporting, an academic boycott of any Israeli institution of higher learning.
Stuart concludes: “I believe many academic institutions around the world should be doing the same thing.”