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Stotter v. University of Texas at San Antonio: How a Minor Dispute About a Professor’s Office and Laboratory Became a Federal Lawsuit


by Richard Fossey & Marc Cutright — April 16, 2008

“Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill,” is a warning we hear from time to time. In other words, don’t make too much of a problem that really isn’t all that serious. When university administrators become annoyed with a subordinate over some minor matter and are tempted to take strong, unilateral action, they should think about the Stotter case. It is almost always better for academicians to resolve minor disputes among themselves and not in the courts.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: April 16, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15219, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 6:01:14 AM

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  • Richard Fossey
    University of North Texas
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    RICHARD FOSSEY Fossey is a Professor and Senior Policy Researcher at the Center for the Study of Education Reform at the University of North Texas. Fossey and Cutright co-direct the Texas Higher Education Law Conference, an annual event held each spring on the campus of the University of North Texas.
  • Marc Cutright
    University of North Texas
    MARC CUTRIGHT is an Associate Professor and Director of the Higher Education Center at the University of North Texas. Fossey and Cutright co-direct the Texas Higher Education Law Conference, an annual event held each spring on the campus of the University of North Texas.
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