May 4, 2009

Tenured faculty got one kind of contract letter, non-tenured faculty another. Tenured faculty still have jobs for the next academic year but may get an unspecified pay cut at some point next year. Non-tenured faculty contracts say that no jobs are guaranteed—even if you sign your contract, you may have no job in August; you may start the fall semester and be released; you may have no job in spring semester; you may start spring semester and not finish. Salary cuts are not just possible but looking probable for all faculty.

According to a local lawyer, all the contracts are legal. AAUP verbally reports that the contracts meet their most basic guidelines. We are waiting for their written report-analysis.


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