Note the use of an expert witness to discuss the general understanding of the protections

– and limitations – of tenure.


 How important do you think this was for the college’s

litigation strategy?


. AAUP policies and statements acknowledge that a tenured faculty member may be

dismissed for a “bona fide” financial exigency.


 Would it have made a difference to the

outcome of this case if the college had not adopted the AAUP’s 1940 Statement on

Academic Freedom and Tenure?


. If you were advising a college that was developing or revising a faculty handbook, would

you recommend the inclusion of language stating that a tenured position may be

terminated on the grounds of financial exigency?