hire也搁置了。 请问疫情继续这么下去，TT faculty续约会有危险吗？
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: hire也搁置了。 请问疫情继续这么下去，TT faculty续约会有危险吗？
：hire也搁置了。 请问疫情继续这么下去，TT faculty续约会有危险吗？
Of the 53 nonmedical professors laid off, 26 are tenured; in the medical
school, 39 of the 180 dismissed faculty members are tenured.
Facing a budget shortfall, the Board of Administrators announced a "Renewal
Plan" on December 8, 2005 to reduce its annual operating budget and create a
"student-centric" campus. At the end of January 2006, the administration
reported an estimated $90 to $125 million shortfall for the 2005–06 year.
Tulane laid off about 2,000 part-time employees in September and October
2005, 243 non-teaching personnel in November 2005, 230 faculty members in
December 2005, and another 200 employees in January 2006.
Under the Renewal Plan, Tulane eliminated six undergraduate and graduate
programs in the Engineering School: mechanical engineering, civil
engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, environmental
engineering, and computer science, and also a bachelor's degree in exercise
science. The remaining two engineering departments, biomedical engineering
and chemical and biomolecular engineering, were merged into the new School
of Science and Engineering. The university cut twenty-seven of its forty-
five doctoral programs and suspended eight NCAA Division I intercollegiate
As a result of the plan dismissing so many TENURED faculty without what the
American Association of University Professors considered "due cause," Tulane
, along with three other New Orleans-based universities, was censured  by
the AAUP. Tulane's responses purportedly showed that the AAUP's draft
report was flawed significantly and contained numerous errors of fact,
omission and interpretation. Tulane's administration responded that the
final version of the AAUP report acknowledges (mostly in footnotes) some of
the corrections Tulane offered, and continued to assert that errors and
meritless conclusions remain in the final version.
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: 那tenured faculty会不会有影响？
: ：hire也搁置了。 请问疫情继续这么下去，TT faculty续约会有危险吗？
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: Of the 53 nonmedical professors laid off, 26 are tenured; in the medical
: school, 39 of the 180 dismissed faculty members are tenured.
: Facing a budget shortfall, the Board of Administrators announced a "Renewal
: Plan" on December 8, 2005 to reduce its annual operating budget and create a
: "student-centric" campus. At the end of January 2006, the administration
: reported an estimated $90 to $125 million shortfall for the 2005–06 year.
: Tulane laid off about 2,000 part-time employees in September and October
7The University of Texas Medical Branch is a public academic health science
center in Galveston, Texas. It is part of the University of Texas System.
UTMB includes the oldest medical school in Texas, and has about 11,000
employees. In February 2019, it received an endowment of $560 million.
AAUP criticizes UTMB for post-Ike layoffs
May 8th, 2010 by Charles Kuffner.
The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston and the
University of Texas System (UTS) violated established and widely accepted
guidelines on academic freedom and tenure when it laid off more than 2,400
faculty and staff in the wake of 2008’s Hurricane Ike, according to a
report released today by the American Association of University Professors (
More than 120 faculty members, 43 of whom were TENURED or tenure-track, fell
under the axe in late 2008, after Ike ripped through UTMB’s island campus,
visiting destruction on hospitals, labs, and teaching facilities.
Administrators at the UTS declared financial exigency, claiming that the
hurricane damage put the facility in such dire economic straits that severe
cuts to the faculty were necessary for it to remain solvent.
Critics have claimed that the declaration of financial exigency and
decisions about who and where to cut the faculty were made behind closed
doors with no broad-scale faculty input.
UTMB administrators may have been justified in declaring financial exigency
when the hurricane hit, the AAUP’s Associate General Secretary Jordan
Kurland told The Scientist. “But in a remarkably short time, monies were
found, facilities were put back into operation, the worst case scenario
never really materialized, and by the end of the winter, they were already
hiring new people.”
Kurland, who supervised the staffing of the investigative committee that
compiled the report, stressed this last point — the UTMB’s hiring of new
faculty members mere months after firing others — as a key disappointment
to the AAUP. “Those in charge took advantage of the ‘flexibility’ that
had come from the initial lay-offs to move as soon as it was clear to do so
to engage new people who would best meet current desires at the medical
The AAUP report is here. The reason this is a big deal is because the AAUP
is considering adding UTMB to its censure list, which as a brief Chron story
notes would make it a lot harder for UTMB to hire top faculty in the future
. There will be a committee meeting before the AAUP’s annual meeting in
June to formalize a statement about this. UT says it has proposed some
revisions to its process that may address the AAUP’s concerns. We’ll see
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