Academics’ report exposes dictatorial rectorsHurriyet Daily News.
The report, titled “Rights Violations at Universities and Higher Education Institutions”, was prepared by 76 academics from 47 universities, who are members of teachers' union Egitim-Sen. The report criticised the excessive authority given to rectors and the increasingly "arbitrary" manner of their conduct.
“The rector has vast authority, such as implementing [Higher Education Board] YÖK’s decisions, preparing the university’s investment programmes, budgeting and staff needs, changing the positions of academics and other personnel, taking security measures, and conducting scientific and administrative surveillance and auditing,” read an excerpt of the report.
Full report on the Hurriyet Daily News site