Once upon a time – in what many in higher education now recall as a golden age – more than two thirds of all faculty positions were full-time and tenure-track. The past few decades have witnessed a reversal of fortune for the professoriate. In 2019, according to the American Association of University professors, “Non-tenure-track positions of all types now account for over 70 percent of all instructional staff appointments in American higher education.” And with so many colleges and universities shutting their doors, even more intense competition for a dwindling number of tenured professorial posts is happening before our eyes.
When so many faculty and academic administrators see their careers at stake it’s little wonder that hiring and promotion litigation is on the rise. And yet, as the Chronicle of Hiring Education pointed out, “Most colleges provide their employees with little if any guidance about managing the legal risks relating to hiring and promotions….”
Please join Dr. James Castagnera for a webinar addressing the legal risks in hiring and promotion in higher education and what you should be doing about it.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- Creation of job descriptions and advertisements that pass legal muster while reaching the applicants you hope to attract
- The dos and don’ts of effective applicant interviews
- The current status of affirmative action and the quest for diversity
- ADA issues before and after the hiring decision
- Why gender is still a tenure issue and what to do about it
- Due process in the promotion & tenure cycle
- Legal lay offs and non-reappointments
- AND MUCH MORE!
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “Hiring and Promotion: Recognize the Hazard and Stay Out of Harm’s Way” is Dr. James Ottavio Castagnera, Esq. Jim holds a JD and a PhD from Case Western Reserve University. He was a labor, employment, and intellectual property lawyer at the Philadelphia law firm of Saul Ewing for ten years before joining Rider University as associate provost and legal counsel for academic affairs. His portfolio in that capacity has included regulatory compliance and research integrity; labor relations, litigation management, and dispute resolution; human subjects research, animal facilities, and lab safety; international faculty and student issues; services to students with disabilities; academic-program development, and academic governance matters. His publications include 21 books, mostly on education and employment topics. He teaches human-resource compliance courses online for Drexel University’s law school and is the chief consultant for his company, K&C HR Enterprises/Holland Media Services.
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