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Tag: Melissa Click

Obtaining tenure at MU, explained

Tenure is not only used for academic freedom, but also for recruitment purposes to gain better professors at MU.

MU censured for third time since creation of AAUP censure list

Universities can be removed from the censure list through proving their commitment to academic freedom.

AAUP report: Academic freedom, shared governance endangered at MU

The Board of Curators violated due process standards when firing Melissa Click, according to the report.

Mizzou in Review: Top five WTF moments

From a fired professor to a leaked confidential letter, MU ended up in some bizarre situations this year.

Curators release response to AAUP complaint about Click investigation

AAUP announced its intention to investigate Melissa Click’s firing shortly following her termination.

UPDATED: Curators reject Click’s appeal of her termination

Melissa Click: “I do appreciate the seriousness of this situation. I can, however, maintain that appreciation while expecting the University of Missouri to treat me fairly… and comply with the terms of the Rules and Regulations that govern my employment."

Click’s termination not enough to stop budget cuts

Sen. Kurt Schaefer: “The University of Missouri has a very 1950s-style model of governance. That makes them sluggish and unresponsive.”

From ‘Fifty Shades’ to Martha Stewart: A look into Melissa Click’s research

Click’s research topics have been called into question by lawmakers since her involvement in protests last fall.

Click supports AAUP’s investigation of her dismissal

An investigation by AAUP committees may result in MU being added to a censure list, warning potential faculty of academic and tenure freedom breaches.

Board of Curators strays from faculty review process in Click firing decision

In the absence of members of the MU community taking action, the Board of Curators felt it needed to do its own investigation, communication department Chairman Mitchell McKinney said.

Click’s firing sparks discussions on faculty job security, free speech

After the UM System Board of Curators’ decision to fire the professor, faculty members have questioned their own ability to stand up for students.

Student opinions on proposed UM funding cuts

Five students express their various views on the proposed funding cuts and Melissa Click’s actions.

Click believes more context necessary for report leading to her termination

Melissa Click: “Those videotaped moments (for which I have formally and publicly apologized) deserve to be understood in a wider frame of reference, among all of the momentous events of the fall semester.”

Melissa Click’s classes will continue being taught by guest faculty

Department Chairman Mitchell McKinney: “I haven’t gotten any specific feedback following the decision of the Board of Curators last week. But the students in the class understand that the class is continuing.”

Chat with the Chancellor includes several conversations about Melissa Click

Interim Chancellor Hank Foley: “It’s been a learning experience for me.”

Curators’ decision to fire Click highlights Foley’s shift in opinion

Many faculty have questioned his support of Click’s firing by the UM System Board of Curators.

Foley responds to faculty complaints about Melissa Click’s firing

Faculty Council Chairman Ben Trachtenberg: “Regardless of one’s position or opinion on professor Click’s behavior fitness for duty, she was entitled by the rules — rules that the Board of Curators approved — to a fair process. That she did not receive.”

Melissa Click fired by Board of Curators

Interim Chancellor Hank Foley: “Her actions in October and November are those that directly violate the core values of our university.”

UM System faces $8 million in proposed cuts

Proposed reductions would include cuts to salaries of Melissa Click, her department chair and the College of Arts and Science dean.

STORIFY: UM System leaders and MU administrators testify at committee meeting

The Joint Committee of the Missouri Legislature met today to discuss MU funding, Click employment.