The Chronicle of Higher Education
November 7th, 2014
An administrative-law judge who was asked to decide a disciplinary
case against a tenured associate professor of mathematics at Iowa State
University has recommended firing the professor, the Associated Press reported.
The university’s provost filed a disciplinary charge against the
professor in January, alleging “substantial, persistent, and manifest
neglect of faculty duties” from 2008 to 2013. The professor, Moulay
Tidriri, chose to have the case heard by an administrative-law judge
instead of a campus committee.
In a ruling issued on October 27, Judge Carol J. Greta wrote that Mr.
Tidriri deserved the “ultimate sanction” for several reasons, including
his repeated lack of cooperation with university officials who were
trying to evaluate and improve his performance. She cited an
“unfavorable learning climate in his courses; his extraordinary lack of
productivity in research; and his meager record of service to his
profession,” according to the AP, which obtained a copy of the ruling.