IT IS to be hoped that the decision by the visitor to reopen a grievance case at the University of York in relation to unsatisfactory promotion procedures will lead to a thorough review of this matter throughout higher education (THES, March 6). The commitment to secrecy, unfairness and patronage which is all too often found in our universities is rightly a matter of serious public concern. Might the commissioner for standards in public life take an active role in this sphere?
R. M. Page. Lecturer in social policy and administration, University of Nottingham