One of the ultimate protections of being a tenured faculty member, historically, has been being immune from layoff in all but the most extraordinary circumstances. Under policies issued by the American Association of University Professors and largely accepted by higher education leaders, only institutions that declare "financial exigency" -- a state so dire that it "threatens the survival of the institution as a whole" -- can eliminate the jobs of tenured faculty members.
Ricardo Azziz, professor and vice chair of obstetrics and gynecology and professor of medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles, has been appointed as president of the Medical College of Georgia.
Guy Breton executive vice rector and professor of medicine at the University of Montreal, in Canada,
During the last year, many college presidents -- frequently as a prelude to employee salary freezes (or cuts) -- announced that they were freezing or cutting their own salaries. While such announcements became common, it turns out that a notable minority of private college presidents did receive raises, some of them healthy ones for a year of little inflation.
John Beehler, associate provost for economic initiatives and dean of the Haile/US Bank College of Business at Northern Kentucky University, has been named provost and vice president for academic excellence and student success at the University of North Texas at Dallas.