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ELAF 755 Law of Higher Education. July 10, 2009. Goals for Today. Recap: Employment issues: Probationary Faculty Employment issues: Tenure and post-tenure termination Financial exigency Academic Freedom. Basics on Employment Law. Employment-at-will principle Employment by contract

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Elaf 755 law of higher education

ELAF 755Law of Higher Education

July 10, 2009


Goals for today

Goals for Today

  • Recap:

    • Employment issues: Probationary Faculty

    • Employment issues: Tenure and post-tenure termination

    • Financial exigency

  • Academic Freedom


Basics on employment law

Basics on Employment Law

  • Employment-at-will principle

  • Employment by contract

  • Due Process – What is it and when does it apply?


The probationary faculty member

The Probationary Faculty Member

  • Reappointment process: An example - me

  • The litigation terrain around probationary faculty


Tenure

Tenure

  • What is it, why does it exist, and where does it come from?

  • Tenure process: An example - me

  • The litigation terrain around tenure


Terminating a tenured faculty member

Terminating a Tenured Faculty Member

  • Grounds for termination

  • Process and procedure for terminating a tenured faculty member

  • The litigation terrain around termination of tenured faculty


Financial exigency reductions in force

Financial Exigency & Reductions in Force

  • Terms defined

  • Process, procedures, and good practice

  • The litigation terrain around financial exigency


Academic freedom

Academic Freedom

  • What is it and where does it come from?

  • Sources of law as applied to publics vs. privates

  • Academic freedom: Who owns it?

  • Limits of academic freedom


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