Columbia, MO (KTRS) A national professor’s group says its investigation has found that the University of Missouri bowed to political pressure when it fired an assistant professor over her role last year in a race-related student protest.
The American Association of University Professors released its report late Wednesday night. An association committee will recommend in June whether the university should be on put on a censure list.
Click was fired after her run-ins with student journalists and the police during race-related protests last fall drew widespread attention.
The three-member investigating committee of professors who reviewed her termination determined that normal processes for disciplining faculty weren’t used. They said that “endangered” academic freedom.
University system officials have insisted that Click was treated fairly.