Apr 13, 2012 7:36 AM by AP

UL system, professors' association in war of words

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An association of college professors is highly critical of faculty layoffs, losses of tenure and other job changes at two University of Louisiana institutions.

The American Association of University Professors report issued earlier this week deals with the effects of budget cuts and discontinued programs on 21 faculty members at Northwestern State and Southeastern Louisiana universities. It questions whether due process was given to faculty members in 2010 and accuses school officials of giving scant notice to those affected by changes and shutdowns of programs.

Louisiana officials have countered with a website that includes a marked up version of the report pointing out alleged inaccuracies. A news release from UL System President Randy Moffett calls the AAUP report "deeply flawed."


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