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CAUT Bulletin Archives

February 1997

High praise from AUT

In a brief article (vol 43, no 9), you report on the latest step in the UNESCO saga in adopting the statement on rights and responsibilities of higher education teaching personnel. In passing, the article notes that CAUT Executive Director Donald Savage has been a consultant in the UNESCO process.

May I be a little more fullsome? Don has been the inspiration for this work within the International Conference of University Teachers’ organizations. He has generated the key concepts and worked on the details over a long period. His expertise and understanding are regarded by those of us in other higher education organizations as quite outstanding.

The AUT in the UK certainly feels a profound sense of debt. Still more important, generations of higher education professionals throughout the world will also do so. Equally, I feel certain that the CAUT’s remarkable role will be held in equal esteem.

David Triesman
General Secretary, Association of University Teachers