… in the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes that the most charitable description of what’s been going on at the clubby University of Minnesota medical school would be “bizarre.”
Thursday, April 24, 2008
To those of who have been at the U for some time, the following is a little surprising.
Or is it?
From the Daily:
Husband-and-wife team François Sainfort and Julie Jacko, in allegedly retaining employment as professors at both the University of Minnesota and Georgia Tech, were in violation of policies at both institutions.
Previously, the University has taken a backseat to the Georgia attorney general's investigation, but news that Sainfort and Jacko could also be in violation of University policies may heighten the investigation here.
If the investigations in Georgia and Minnesota both find the professors to be fraudulent in their employment contracts, the University could dismiss them, per Board of Regents procedure.
Until late Wednesday, University general counsel Mark Rotenberg was unaware of institutional policies prohibiting double employment, saying that type of behavior was generally prohibited by "basic norms of honesty and fair dealing" in the University Code of Conduct.
After an initial interview, Rotenberg located a regents' procedure that prohibits full-time employment outside the University for all employees.
This isn't the first time a University professor has been implicated in double employment.
In 1995, professor Tzvee Zahavy was fired for working both at the University and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Before he was aware of the policy prohibiting double employment, Rotenberg said the University's handling of Zahavy was a precedent in dealing with so-called double-dipping professors.
"The Board of Regents and the administration of the University made it clear years ago that it would not tolerate undisclosed, simultaneous full-time employment," Rotenberg said.
Hello, kitty. Nice work, counselor.
at 2:33 AM