Students demonstrate as new Sofia president takes office
Original post made on Jan 10, 2014
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on Jan 10, 2014 at 10:59 pm
I think it is important to note that Neal King did not resign until after receiving a vote of No Confidence from faculty. The faculty and staff who were fired on December 19 were victims of retaliation for their participation in an All Hands Community meeting the night before, during which attendees expressed concern about the future of ITP (aka Sofia University)and their commitment to uphold the core principles of transpersonal psychology.
on Jan 11, 2014 at 11:41 am
I find this intriguing and am left with many questions. There appears to have been a core erosion at ITP previous to the name change to Sofia. That change drew my attention and left me feeling that ITP was a sinking ship attempting to quickly bail out the water. Now it looks like pirates have boarded, but I can't tell whether it's mutiny, sinking, or piracy.
My gut tells me Sofia University will only survive if the current leadership remains because any other change will full destabilize the institution into dissolving cmpletely. Something is amiss, for sure. But it may be that time is taking it's' course and Sofia, like many other schools, are having to adapt or perish.
Best wishes for a healthy solution.
on Jan 19, 2014 at 6:33 pm
Sophia has failed to reach "critical mass" to maintain sustainability with the requirements imposed by the state and federal governments, along with accrediting agencies, for reporting, loans, record-keeping, self-studies, and Lord knows what else. Sophia might consider "consolidation" with another institution to save overhead and reduce duplication, i.e. the California Institute of Integral Studies or the Institute for Humanistic Studies which share some common values. I wish Sophia good luck.