SF State Faculty Members Allege Pattern of Breach of Contract

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
INSIDE HIGHER ED -- Most professors have individual contractual bargaining power at only two points in their careers: upon accepting a new job or with an outside offer in hand. And to recruit or retain talented professors, administrators in such negotiations often agree to perks they otherwise wouldn’t — more money, course relief here, additional research funds there. But a group of faculty members at San Francisco State University alleges that the institution is backtracking on some of its contractual promises to them, and offering shaky rationales for doing so.