Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Inside 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.
- Chronicle of Higher Education, AAUP Censures 2 Institutions and Removes 2 Others From Censure List