Dear Alma,What due process protections does the University offer to non-tenure-track faculty? Can an NTT be fired for reasons that have nothing to do with job performance or departmental planning?Signed, Specialized Faculty.
What this means is there is no academic freedom or due process for the non-tenure-track faculty, who teach a growing portion of our students. If someone, even someone from outside the university — a newspaper editor, a politician — doesn’t like you, they can get you fired.
Chilling, isn’t it? Is this how a world-class university should uphold academic freedom?