ERIC Number: ED152222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Tenure and Termination in Financial Exigency. ERIC/Higher Education Research Report No. 3.
Mix, Marjorie C.
The protections usually afforded by the courts and institutional custom when a tenured faculty member is dismissed for cause are not available when dismissal is the result of a determination of financial exigency. The courts have not ascertained what constitutes financial exigency, preferring to leave the definition to the governing authority and administration of each institution. The courts have relied on administrators alone to establish procedures for identification of programs and individuals to be affected by the determination of financial exigency. There are two approaches that faculty and administration may take to resolve these problems: the informal method of reaching agreement on the basis of some form of shared authority, and the formal method of including in collective bargaining agreements procedures that provide protection for faculty interests and job security. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Administration, College Faculty, Conflict Resolution, Contracts, Higher Education, Job Layoff, Negotiation Agreements, Reduction in Force, Retrenchment, Teacher Dismissal, Tenure
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.