Black Public Scholars

January 21, 2010

News: Did Clark Atlanta University Violate the Law?

In a new report, the American Association of University Professors criticizes how Clark Atlanta fired a third of its faculty last year

The  firing of nearly one-quarter of the full-time faculty members at Clark Atlanta University a year go led to an investigation by the American Association of University Professors.

The investigatory committee has just released its report about the sudden termination of 55 faculty member, concluding that the college’s actions were egregious.

Among the findings:

The administration selected the particular faculty members for dismissal without any discernible prior consultation with appropriate faculty bodies. The administration in its selections also paid no heed to the rights of tenured over nontenured faculty with respect to retention.

  1. By not affording the dismissed faculty members opportunity for a hearing before a body of faculty peers, the Clark Atlanta University administration denied them academic due process to which they were entitled under stated university regulations as well as Association-supported standards.

 

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