I am seeking advice from all yall. Put yourself in my shoes: you are a junior faculty in your second year, and you find that your department is potentially being eliminated. You are already teaming up with senior faculty to draft a group response and alternative plan. But individually you have your own opinions. You want to express them in a mature and professional way that doesn't damage your career. Do you:
1. Write a letter to junior faculty to be read at the Dean+junior faculty meeting (to which you are unable to attend)? The letter would outline why you think it is a bad idea from the junior faculty point of view.
2. Write a letter to send to the Dean? The Dean has a reputation for being close minded, and a letter may have little impact.
3. Do you keep your mouth shut, and work behind the scenes with the senior faculty?
4. Do you jump ship?
5. Any other ideas?