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After spending a year at the Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance at the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), in Washington, D.C., Professor Donna Young returns to Albany Law School this fall where she will resume teaching criminal law, employment regulation, federal civil procedure, and gender and work, and chair the Faculty Affairs Committee.
During her time at the AAUP, Professor Young provided advice to university professors and administrators on tenure and promotion disputes, university governance, disciplinary grievances, professional ethics, and hearings involving allegations of university violations of academic freedom. In addition, she spoke at college campuses around the country on best practices for university governance, post tenure review, and the faculty's role in the selection of university presidents. Her work also involved conducting live webinars on academic freedom and tenure, practical suggestions for drafting faculty handbooks, and support for resolving faculty-administration disputes. Professor Young intends to use her experience at the AAUP to support Albany Law's continued commitment to providing outstanding educational opportunities for its students.
In August, Professor Young will join the AAUP's Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, the national panel responsible for establishing high educational standards by promoting principles of academic freedom, tenure and due process in higher education.
The Albany Law community welcomes back Professor Young.
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