When Tenured Professors Are Laid Off, What Recourse?

by E Wayne Ross on September 29, 2009

The Chronicle: When Tenured Professors Are Laid Off, What Recourse?
At Southern Mississippi, fights against program cuts are hampered by the lack of a formal process, professors find

If the University of Southern Mississippi seeks to fire a tenured faculty member for cause—that is, for allegedly sleeping with a student or some other malfeasance—that faculty member has recourse to a long sequence of hearings and appeals, spelled out in 48 paragraphs in the faculty handbook.

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