The Dismissal of Ned Balbo

The Maryland AAUP conference sent us this piece by Ned Balbo, who taught for twenty-four years in the writing department at Loyola University Maryland. In it, Balbo recounts  how he lost his position because of new enforcement of a Loyola rule barring full-time non-tenure-track faculty members from reappointment to their existing position after six consecutive one-year contracts. Despite appeals to the administration from many of his colleagues as well as the national AAUP, Balbo remains jobless.

 

Read the whole piece: http://cheausa.org/poet-versus-party-line-dismissal-ned-balbo/

3 thoughts on “The Dismissal of Ned Balbo

  1. Sorry to hear the sad news about our colleague, Ned Balbo from Loyola Maryland.

    Last year, thanks to two years of work by our campus AAUP chapter, Santa Clara University removed its own six year term limit for academic-year faculty.
    In September 2013 our AAUP chapter made a request to our Faculty Affairs University Policy Committee. You can find more information about how we did this on our chapter web site:

    http://www-relg-studies.scu.edu/aaup-scu/issues/index.html

    by clicking on the “Issues” section and scrolling down to “Proposal to the Faculty Affairs UPC to remove the 6-year limit for academic-year lecturers.”

    Solidarity,

    Diane Dreher
    AAUP Chapter President
    Santa Clara University

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