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CAUT Bulletin Archives

May 2005

Committee of Inquiry at Acadia University

CAUT has appointed an ad hoc investigatory committee to review the denial of tenure to Eileen Hogan.

Hogan, who was an associate professor in the school of nutrition and dietetics at Acadia University, had her final appeal rejected by a university-wide appeals committee in early 2003.

The investigation will determine if Hogan's application for tenure and her appeals received a fair hearing, and if, in the consideration of the process, there were any violations of the collective agreement between Acadia's board of governors and the Acadia University Faculty Association.

"We're concerned," said CAUT president Loretta Czernis commenting on the controversy. "We hope the inquiry will answer our questions and help obtain a fair outcome for Dr. Hogan."

Members of the committee are Patricia Baker, an associate professor of sociology and anthropology at Mount Saint Vincent University, and St. Thomas University sociology professor Gayle MacDonald.

AUFA will help to facilitate the work of the committee.