Cease all plans for layoffs and stop making unilateral decisions
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Approximately 70 programs have been slated for elimination or restructuring, and 29 tenured faculty have been “invited” to resign. The Senate and the AAUP chapter (United Faculty –AAUP) have condemned the lack of faculty input in the administration’s plans to close programs. If you want to read more about the situation, you can click here: http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/newsroom/2012webhighlight/uniupdate.htm
The administration’s actions affect more than just the faculty and students at one university. The defining characteristics of these decisions—the lack of faculty consultation, the disregard for tenure, and the ill-considered impact on the quality of education at UNI—will set the precedent for higher education cuts throughout Iowa and the United States. Please take a moment to stand with your colleagues at the University of Northern Iowa.
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