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The student sexual harassment incident (The Solicitous Note)


Sworn Deposition of Dr. Caywood:  Interviewer’s question to Dr. Caywood “Do you believe that you owe Dr. Burton an apology for the way you handled the student complaint issue?”    Dr. Caywood’s response “After the fact probably.”  (Dr. Tom Caywood - Caywood’s deposition 8-21-15)


Dean Throop wrote notes about events:  “When I discussed the matter (The Solicitous Note) with Caywood and Gibson, Caywood attempted to explain it away to me as a classroom exercise; Gibson attempted to instruct me on the use of “breach experiments” and claimed that the note was a breach experiment.  It of course is NOT a proper breach experiment and was interpreted by the student as sexual harassment.” (Dean Throop - (Dkt 101-20))



Dean Throop – in sworn deposition said: “She (Dr. Burton) came to me with a complaint of a biased student. It was not a sexual advance.” (Dean Throop – Sworn deposition, 10-28-15 -  Dkt 42 pg 114-115)




Criminal Justice department - dysfunction


It is now very clear we are a little bit dysfunctional as a result of the department not doing what it was suppose to do.”   ((Dr. Lorne Gibson - (11-22-13-KeepingMike-intheloop))  


The Complaints and Grievances Committee recommends ... (2) the Criminal Justice department take steps to resolve the dysfunction within the department, such as communication training.”  (Grievance committee recommendation.   -  (Dkt 42-88 pg13) – note: the recommended communication training never happened)


I walked into the building the other day and she (Lana Caywood – Dr. Tom Caywood’s wife) cussed at me, I didn’t even know who she was.”   (Chancellor Dennis Shields – 7-11-13 - A8 - Ph call - Chancellor - 7-11-13)


What you did to Tom (Dr. Caywood) was pretty shitty.”  This seems to be the “cussing” that Shields referred to in this phone call. [UW-P 000141], [UW-P 004688].


She (Lana Caywood) proceeded to yell at me “how dare you humiliate my husband by making him teach intro classes!” … She slammed her fist into the window hard enough that I thought she might break it. …  She yelled F-You! At me and extended her middle finger my way, yelling something about my wife and something to do with her parking.”   (Dr. Mike Dalecki – Jan 30, 2014 - [UW-P 004689]).


Rice said she has no proof but believes based on her observations that Burton has some undiagnosed and probably untreated, mental health issues.” (Rice apparently said this to a fact finding Investigator (DebRice-Complaintof8-8-16)).    Dr. Burton’s mental affliction is called “ethics,” a malady Rice can’t seem to diagnose.


(11-22-13-KeepingMike-intheloop)   Dr. Gibson wrote: “I recommend against us continuing on the counterproductive, irresponsible, bylaw illegal, unethical path that we currently are on--if we are serious about hiring the most appropriate candidate. This is not our committees fault, but if we continue on the current course, it will be.”



Investigation reports which threatened Dr. Burton’s employment



Concerning the Burke investigation report that was illegally withheld from Dr. Burton



“The statement you refer to is indeed inaccurate. My final draft was edited by a third person prior to delivery to the University.”  (Dale Burke, investigator into charges against Dr. Burton, Wed 12/7/2016 - (WhydidCrowleyLie-2))




Dr. Mike Dalecki “mentors” a graduate student


I want to caution you, that uh, first of all, um to be very very careful what you pass on to other people. uh  Silence is usually golden.  And um It’s hard sometimes to see that there’s much benefit in um, in acting as a conduit for anybody or for anything. Cause in the long run, that stuff, it will come back and will ultimately to haunt you either in terms of people will no longer include you, or, uh, or who knows what. 


“I think the politics are a sign of a dysfunctional department not a functional one.”


“There’s nothing you’re going to do that’s gonna make a difference except that if something explodes in the face you’ll get hit by shrapnel.”


“If they knew what the chair knew then they would, in some cases, shut the hell up.”


“This is sort of a mentoring conversation between you and I, um.  No one else is privy to it and it’s not a designed to be a horrific kind of thing but rather to be little bit of advice. And I recall when I was a master’s student like you I made a mistake and rather than cut me off at the legs and let me crawl away bleeding I was given a chance to demonstrate that it was a one-time affair.”


“In the end you will get caught in the shrapnel.”


“The side you should cast your lot in with is the person who is paying you.”


“I’ve been in departments where you didn’t turn your back because you didn’t know who was going to plunge a knife into it.”


“This department’s had issues, I’m not here because it’s an accident.  The Dean didn’t just suddenly say “oh boy let’s change chairs.”  Anybody who’s got enough experience in either politics or academia or anything else knows that those things don’t just happen.”



Dr. Mike Dalecki talking to a grad student in Dalecki’s office - 15 minute talk -  (Audio of the meeting),    (Transcript of the meeting)


            In an investigation report the investigator supposedly wrote:

Upon listening to the transaction (Dalecki threatening the grad student) it appears to be mentoring rather than punitive or threatening.”  (Biased Investigation Report (RoterInvestigationReport-3-4-17), (Rebuttal-RoterReport3-4-17)).    I believe the investigation report to be a forgery.  One of the reasons it is so biased is because the report classified Dalecki’s discussion with the grad student as “mentoring rather than punitive or threatening.”   Listen to the Audio of the meeting and ask yourself whether it was threatening or mentoring.