The university may well have been in a difficult financial condition, but if that condition was serious enough genuinely to necessitate the large-scale layoff of faculty and staff in midsemester, then there was de facto a state of financial exigency.
The Atlanta School of Social Work, long associated with the university, gave up its charter in to become an integral part of the university. My worst? Brown, has remained vacant.
The influence of Atlanta University has been extended through professional journals and organizations, including Phylonand through the work of Dr. By not affording the dismissed faculty members opportunity for a hearing before a body of faculty peers, the Clark Atlanta University administration denied them academic due process to which they were entitled under stated university regulations as well as Association-supported standards.
Then I came to Atlanta … and the city was just moving!
One was that I had visited when I was in high school and really fell in love with Atlanta. It was a fun time, man. We had like the biggest rap star in the game come to Clark Atlanta University and just kick it.
Indeed, interviews and documentation show that good-faith offers of alternatives from faculty leaders were dismissed, with the administration stating that it assumed, without asking, that the faculty would not be amenable.