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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tenure for U.P. Sociology Professor Sarah Raymundo!

is an Assistant Professor from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman's Department of Sociology, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. She's been teaching in UP for almost ten years. She has met, and even exceeded, the minimum requirements for tenure. Why then, after almost a year since she applied for tenure, is Prof. Raymundo being denied permanent status in the university?

Given her outstanding academic and extension work, we are led to believe that her department's decision is a reaction to her engagements as the General Secretary of the Congress of Teachers / Educators for Nationalism and Democracy (CONTEND-UP), as an active member of the All UP Academic Employees Union (AUPAEU) and National Treasurer of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), and as a researcher for the militant human rights organization KARAPATAN.

We are also called to challenge the lack of transparency in the tenure process.

For further details, please check out Prof. Sarah Raymundo's campaign website: http://tenureforsarahraymundo.blogspot.com

Please sign the online petition calling for the granting of tenure to Prof. Sarah Raymundo according to your sector:


UP STUDENTS and ALUMNI -- http://petitiononline.com/mamsarah

UP REPS & ADMIN STAFF, & Individuals, including International Community --

FACULTY from Other Universities, Schools, Colleges (Non-UP) --

Please pass and cross post. Maraming salamat! :)

We also encourage everyone to write their letters of support for Prof. Sarah Raymundo's tenure. Please send and/or email your letters to the following:

Dr. Clemen Aquino
Chair, Department of Sociology,
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of the Philippines
Diliman, 1101 Quezon City
Email: sociology@up.edu.ph

Dean Zosimo Lee
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy,
Email: dekano@kssp.upd.edu.ph

Chancellor Sergio Cao
University of the Philippines
Diliman, 1101 Quezon City
Email: oc.upd@up.edu.ph

Please copy furnish (cc) all letters to: tenureforsarahraymundo@gmail.com


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