A Education Watchdog Group Is Criticizing UNL Cutbacks From 2003-2004
A national higher education watchdog group feels U-N-L's chancellor acted questionably during a series of UNL budget cuts back in 2002 and 2003. They believe Harvey Perlman should've consulted with faculty leaders, before eliminating and reassigning their tenured positions. The group also feels the university should've faced an AAUP investigation and possible sanctions for the way it acted. But Perlman disagrees, saying everything he and the administration did, fell within AAUP and university guidelines.