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What Happens to Tenured Professors When a Public University Closes and Gets Merged Into a Newly Created Public University?


by Richard Fossey & Robert C. Cloud — September 05, 2017

This commentary examines the conditions through which tenure protects professors, but can also be revoked, and specifically analyzes the 2017 Fifth Circuit court case of Professor Alexander Edionwe, who sued UTRGV president Guy Bailey when his tenure position at UT Pan Am dissolved due to the creation of UTRGV and closure of UT Pan AM.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 05, 2017
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22156, Date Accessed: 9/24/2017 2:51:07 AM

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  • Richard Fossey
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette
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    RICHARD FOSSEY is the Paul Burdin Endowed Professor of Education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Lafayette, Louisiana.
  • Robert Cloud
    Baylor University
    ROBERT C. CLOUD is a Professor of Higher Education at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
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