Annually, the Dean conducts an exit interview
of stuidents who are graduating . This year he asked 17 questions. There were 35 students and 25 chose to participate. In previous years he would allude to comments in general about areas of improvement in a staff meeting. However, no names or disciplines were mentioned.
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Customer: This year he specifically send out an email to all faculty within the school. He named faculty in terms of when there was negativity with names of professors and in some cases the professors. He also mentioned that it took longer since he had to transcribe this. The professors he mentioned in particular were older. Questions that I have is this defamation of character, age discrimination
,, did he violate rules in terms of having a recorder and what if he had the recorder and students did not sign a waiver, along wtih via email with names to me become a document that easily could be passed along . Given all the incidents with email.
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state you're in?
Customer: Yes, I am in Florida.
JA: Is the employment agreement "at will
," union, full time or part time?
Customer: I am full -time professor of 15 years and two other professors are 18 years and 30 years along with a few part-time professors. I believe the Florida law is an at will law.
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