February 22, 2010
Idaho Faculty Members Fear That New State Policies Will Undermine Tenure
Faculty members at Idaho's public colleges and even some campus leaders fear that policy changes approved last week by the State Board of Education will allow administrators to furlough and cut salaries of tenured professors without having to declare a financial crisis.
The state board, however, disputes that interpretation. The changes are meant to give campus presidents more authority to temporarily furlough employees to balance their budgets during an economic