WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NEW POLICY?
- Sue Blackwell wrote to the Registrar and Secretary of the
University on 5th February 2004 on behalf of a group of website owners,
requesting a meeting. His predecessor, David Allen, had isued a strong
defence of academic freedom and insisted that Sue "had done nothing wrong" in
reply to complaints about her sites.
Sue expressed the hope that the new Registrar would uphold this honourable
tradition. Regrettably, he declined the request for a meeting and
defended the new website policy which, as he pointed out, was sent out
to Heads of Schools in his name.
- The Director of Information Services has declined our requests
for a meeting to discuss our concerns.
The Assistant Director of Information Services is responsible for some
of the modifications which have been made to earlier drafts of the policy.
At the request of the University of Birmingham Legal Office I have removed
the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of the individuals
above: you can draw your own conclusions.
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Last updated: 13th May 2005