Thursday, December 18, 2014

MU v. Speech & Morality, Chapter Two

Everyone in the country now knows that Marquette University has banned one of its tenured professors from the campus (sorta) over a case of FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELings.

That was silly enough.

But it appears that Marquette University didn't bother to read its own rules about suspensions.

In all cases of nonrenewal, suspension, or termination for absolute or discretionary cause, except Section 307.02(1) and (3), death, and permanent, total disability, the appropriate appointing authority of the University shall notify the faculty member in writing of the University's action. The notice shall include:
(1) The statute allegedly violated; the date of the alleged violation; the location of the alleged violation; a sufficiently detailed description of the facts constituting the violation including the names of the witnesses against the faculty member.
The bold section?  That's kinda significant because NONE of those provisions were followed in the MU notice to the prof.

So.  Either MU administration is composed of a bunch of really stupid people......


MU administration is not serious, but acted to make some twinky TA happy for Christmas. Or something.

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