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My Camera Editorial Advisory Board comment published on May 17, 2008, in response to the Camera’s question: Should the University of Colorado start a program to bring high-profile conservatives to teach on campus?

A Visiting Chair in Conservative Thought and Policy on CU’s campus could be a great opportunity for all students to rub shoulders with notable conservative scholars, historians, politicians and the like. The $9 million spent would be of particular value if students were given opportunities to hear conservative arguments and respond, either by assignment or in person.

As a CU graduate who was surrounded by liberals and received instruction from liberals, however, I didn’t wait upon them for help in determining whether I was conservative. I appreciated the high quality of teaching and dropped a class or section of a class when at the outset I could see instruction would amount to a liberal rant.

Regardless of whether CU moves to have a conservative chair, it needs to be sure all students have and know they have a clear avenue to complain about their instruction and to have grounds on which those complaints will be taken seriously. Conservative students should not need to feel compelled to drop classes they either need for their majors or appeal to them because of the subjects.

Source: Daily Camera

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