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A victory for college faculty in Georgia

College and university faculty should long remember February 6, 2009 as a day of infamy. On that day, Clark-Atlanta University (CAU) fired 54 faculty, 14 of them tenured, well into the spring semester, with no notice, on the pretext of … Continue reading

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Update on CAU Faculty Layoffs

As the 2008-2009 academic year draws to a close, I have a couple of updates on the mid-semester faculty layoffs at Clark-Atlanta University (CAU) (see my previous blogs on this topic, about what happened with my wife, and the AAUP’s … Continue reading

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Does Catbert Work at Clark-Atlanta University?

Fans of Scott Adams’ comic “Dilbert” know Catbert as the Evil Director of Human Resources, who takes pleasure in torturing employees through sadistic and nonsensical policies and whose chief delight is “downsizing”. Not only has CAU fired nearly a third … Continue reading

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AAUP’s letter to Carlton Brown, President of CAU

AAUP’s letter to the CAU President, Carlton Brown, stating that they find “the mass termination of faculty appointments at CAU to be grossly at odds with generally accepted principles of academic due process and academic freedom.” Continue reading

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Clark-Atlanta University’s assault on tenure and faculty rights

A third of the way into the spring 2009 semester, CAU fired a third of its faculty, both tenured and non-tenured, with utter disregard for the faculty handbook, contracts, due process, or professional respect and consideration. Continue reading

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