Help Philosophy at Western Illinois

The other day we reported that the Department of Philosophy at Western Illinois University is being targeted for elimination by the university’s Board of Trustees. The Board will be voting on the matter on June 10th. Please take a moment to sign a petition supporting the department.

The petition stresses the findings of the Academic Program Elimination Review (APER) Committee, which recommended keeping the philosophy program intact and said, among other things, “If the university were to reduce its support for the program (major) in Philosophy, it would be seen as potentially compromising its commitment to academic excellence and Western’s identity as a comprehensive university.”

WIU program elimination petition

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Jeffery D. Long
Jeffery D. Long
8 years ago

Philosophy is an essential foundation of education, especially in a democracy.