The Faculty Assembly decided to table for two months a vote of “no confidence” in the University of La Verne administration, including President Devorah Lieberman and Provost Jonathan Reed.
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The Faculty Senate approved a “no confidence” resolution against the University of La Verne Administration on Monday, during a closed session that followed the regular Senate meeting.
President Devorah Lieberman tried to reassure faculty of the University’s commitment to tenure and adherence to the Faculty Handbook Wednesday, following several unsettling weeks during which faculty across the University have raised concerns about administrators’ plans for tenured faculty at the College of Law and the implications for the University.
University of La Verne adjunct professors will not move to a time card system in January, as officials had announced last month.
University of La Verne President Devorah Lieberman announced Monday that the College of Law will abort its efforts to maintain American Bar Association accreditation, and instead transition to a California Bar Association law school in fall 2020.
The University’s roughly 700 adjunct faculty – who teach more than 60 percent of the classes here – will need to fill out time cards starting in January.
In coming weeks the University of La Verne Board of Trustees, with input from faculty and administrators across the University, will decide whether to shutter the College of Law forever.
Emotions rang high for more than 200 students at the University of La Verne College of Law who gathered Wednesdsay for a town hall meeting with Provost Jonathan Reed, where he announced the Board of Trustees’ unanimous decision to pass a resolution to consider closing the law school.
In honor of Andrew Tompkins, a former University of La Verne diver and business administration major who died of cancer on Sept. 22, the University hosted a celebration of his life Oct. 3 in the Athletics Pavilion.
Adjunct professors’ salaries at the University of La Verne could increase dramatically – by roughly 88% – if a bill currently making its way through the California legislature becomes law