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
. 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?