The video and article Antioch Confidential examines the closed control and destabilization of Antioch College by Antioch University. Antioch Confidential documents the damage to educational processes when “control” is mistaken for “leadership”, and “command” is confused with “vision.” The events taking place at Antioch College are a case study of recent trends in higher education today. The article and video are available for free use by librarians, teachers, educational workers and citizens concerned with the seizure of shared resources for private interests.
Tim Noble and Brian Springer
Research Staff, The Antioch Papers
Feb 27, 2008 Press Release At Project for a New American University
Antioch Confidential examines several documents that were until now Antioch University attorney-client privileged communications. What role has this confidentiality played in the health of a College that has functioned through a decades-old shared governance system, a governance system that has been integrated as a major component of its educational curriculum and that has historically brought students to the College?
2001 Ad Hoc Committee Report and Related Board Action Summary
Antioch University Finance Committee Minutes May 31 and June 1, 2001
Antioch University Board Of Trustees Investment Committee Minutes June 1, 2001
Antioch University Board of Trustees Annual Meeting Closed Session Minutes May 30 – June 2,2001 Keene, New Hampshire
Briefing Memorandum Antioch University Board of Trustees June 2, 2001
What is expected of Boards in higher education.
Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Antioch Board of Trustees October 1,2001, at Avon, CT
121 pages of interviews conducted by Kirsten Ervin as part of her 1991 Senior Project in Communications.
With: Phyllis Williams, Joyce Clayborn, Al Denman, Connie Gahagan, Virginia Garrett, Bill Houston, Jewell Graham, Kenneth Olson, Connie Pelekoudas, Nina Myatt, and John Ronsheim. Note: the pdf is bookmarked into individual interviews for better access
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Given the recent accounting error by the University in which they projected their cash flow to be 30% worse then it actually is (see pg. 3), the researchers at The Antioch Papers have created “Antioch Budgets for Dummies” Intended for Antioch Trustees, Alumni, Workers, Students, and Community Members; ABD is a “tool-kit” they can use to make sure such accounting errors don’t occur in the future.
An archeological overview of student and faculty numbers covering the past decade available at this point, compiled by the Antioch Papers.
More than 4000 pages of documents in pdf form.
January 11- Village council resolution recognizing and supporting the efforts of the Antioch College Continuation Corporation (AC3) to avoid even a temporary closure of the college.
The Faculty has dismissed their lawsuit without prejudice, while asserting their participation in rebuilding efforts in accordance with their contracts. Serious questions are raised for the university administration to answer in a timely fashion.
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November 9 – A letter from Interim Antioch College President Andrzej Bloch to College Faculty about the likely termination of their employment.
“If it is an asset, it belongs to the University; if it is a liability, it belongs to the College.”
The 78-page bond document which raised $13,795,000 for McGregor’s “Campus West”.
An Antioch Papers first, a document from the future! The Year-End Financial Statements for 2006-07 and First Quarter Performance of 2007-08 to be presented October 25-27, 2007. Presented to you in time to digest before the big show.
Sept. 24 – UE Local 767 asks for the Board to address and for the Chancellor to explain (and apologize for) a set of “secretive, unethical and illegal acts.”
Sept. 19 – A letter detailing the heightened concerns of the American Association of University Professors towards Antioch University and Antioch College.
This letter from College President Devine to Chancellor Hall states “the plan to charge depreciation to each campus is, for the College, the crushing blow. It renders the challenge of building a healthy and viable College a Sisyphean nightmare.” This plan would come into full force with University CFO Watts’ Drain The Pipes order.
May 7 – In a letter to University Chancellor Craiglow, former College President Bob Devine details the impact of the Drain The Pipes plan while asking “some ultimate questions regarding the unusual structure of the University.” This letter is followed by College faculty questions about Accountability and the Possible End of Antioch College
December 9 – A letter from 10 faculty members of the College’s CIS Department to Chancellor Craiglow and CFO Watts. The letter ends with the sentence, “We are committed faculty who are worried that this lack of accountability may ultimately mean the end of Antioch College.” One possible beginning to this possible ending starts here
November 7 – Members of Community Government heard but ignored at Board of Trustees Executive Committee Meeting
October 26 – This letter from Glenn Watts (University CFO) to Barbara Stewart (College CF0) begins the full implementation of the University’s Sisyphean plan for the College. Stewart resigned from her position a few weeks after receiving this letter. She is the last Antioch College CFO to date. The impact of the budget changes in this letter led former College President Bob Devine to ask these Questions Regarding the Unusual Structure of the University
Your resource guide for getting to know the voting members of the 2007/08 Antioch University Board of Trustees.
The agenda distributed to the “invited stakeholders” for the afternoon meeting with the BOT on August 25, 2007.
May 31 – The future status of the College will be announced as either Scenario I (Permanent Closure) or Scenario II (Suspend Operations for 3 Years)
May 31 – A framework for discussing the past history of the College and the University’s future planning assumptions through 2014.
May 31 – Financial projections based on 3 assumptions, #1 being the Board declares that financial exigency exists at the College at the June BOT meeting
Aug. 7 – The American Association of University Professors responds to request for advice and assistance by Antioch College Faculty.
June 7-9 – Includes the 2006-07 end of year projections, 2007-08 proposed budgets, and fiscal year 2008-12 capital budgets.
Oct. 26 – An essay by University Chancellor Toni Murdock that establishes a framework for discussing the Board’s operational style, communications patterns, and governance structure, including protocols for trustee/faculty interaction. Her bibliography makes no reference to Mort Rauh’s 1969 book.
August 2002 – A 146-page self-study created by Antioch University for the 2002 National North Central Association (NCA) Re-accreditation Visit.
Summer 2002 – A 124-page self-study created by Antioch College for the 2002 National North Central Association (NCA) Re-accreditation Visit.
Morton A. Rauh, Vice-President Emeritus, literally wrote the book on trusteeship. In this issue of Antioch Notes, he suggests ways in which a college or university board can expand participation in decision-making.