Both splendid and alarming, Chuck and Daryl,
I made a wrong headed choice, many years ago, to send my four children, not to Pacific Union College, but to non Adventist schools.
PUC was small and nurturing, with a splendid faculty and also located in one of the loveliest nooks in North America – but I chose wrong.
I subsequently have advised the children and grandchildren of my peers to go to PUC – and they have later thanked me for it!
( Yes, I have daughters with IVY league degrees —Yale and Columbia – and a son-in -law with Yale and Stanford degrees, but none are Adventists. )
Would I give that same advice to go to PUC, today, to children/ grandchildren of my peers??
In researching college rankings last year, because my grandson was entering college, I discovered a dismaying/disconcerting fact:
Three of our NAD colleges/universities were ranked in the TOP FIFTY of the four thousand colleges in USA — not for ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, but for those colleges graduating students with the most STUDENT DEBT,
Now it appears from your forthright article that our Adventist college professors will be MUZZLED in the classroom, gagged/stifled/fettered in their free exchange of ideas with their professional peers.
A COMPLETE LOSS OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM!
Any self respecting professor who signs such a statement, forfeits the respect of his/ her students and should resign!
So prospective students at our Adventist schools would be well advised to enroll in the nearest, cheapest local public institution, with in-state-tuition, so as not to be saddled with crippling student debt.
And where their teachers/advisors will not be constantly looking over their shoulders in fear of losing employment through some ill advised remark!