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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

AAUP: Budget Woes Are No Excuse to Fire Tenured Faculty

AAUPInside Higher Ed:  Budget Woes Are No Excuse:

Citing “chilling” violations of shared governance principles under the guise of financial crises, the American Association of University Professors voted unanimously to censure two institutions [National Louis University, Southern University] during its annual meeting Saturday. ...

Financial exigency, a state in which an institution's survival is threatened, is one of the only ways AAUP policy permits eliminations of tenured faculty jobs. The organization shored up its definition of the term earlier this year to try to prevent abuses of the term by administrators wishing to eliminate jobs in non-emergencies.

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"shared governance principles"

I wonder if professors/administrators understand the ways in which "shared governance" opens professors up to potential liability for the corrupt placement statistic practices of the schools.

Posted by: cas127 | Jun 18, 2013 9:33:18 AM