After six years of litigation, I am pleased to report that I have finally won the right to present my case against UNC-Wilmington to a jury of my peers here in North Carolina. My case began in September of 2006 when I was denied promotion to full professor. At the time, I had multiple teaching awards and outstanding reviews from students for my teaching. I had published more peer-reviewed articles than the vast majority of my colleagues. In fact, my department had never denied promotion to full professor to anyone with as many peer reviewed publications as I had accumulated. My...
The "vengeful punitive award" in this case is having UNC-W's institutional hand publicly slapped by a jury. The promotion and monetary award would be relatively minor. I've observed UNC-W as a parent for four years. That administration will do anything and everything to promote political correctness, and will find ways to evade any negotiated agreement. The corrective action needs to be loud and clear from a jury that can be heard in the halls of the General Assembly. The ultimate fix for this is going to have to come from Raleigh.
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