Committee determines full support for Mosher

HEARING Final edits are completed on document being sent to President Kelley


Committee members from left to right: Geography Professor Doug Munski, Combs, Philosophy and Religion Professor Don Poochigian, Medical Professor Eric Murphy, Aerospace Professor John Bridewell. Photo by Jaye Millspaugh.

A final document was created on Monday to help determine whether or not UND Assistant French Professor Sarah Mosher will get to return next year.

The Standing Committee on Faculty Rights met in the Memorial Union’s second floor Memorial meeting room to work on the final editing of their draft and bring the process to closure.

Their final document shows unanimous support for Mosher with sentences such as “a claim of ‘not a good fit’ is insufficient grounds to justify non-renewal” and “this conflict appears to be highly inflated.”

“Every year she (Mosher) was evaluated, she met or exceeded the three pillars (teaching, research and service),” committee member and Associate Dean of Teacher Education Barbara Combs said.

The committee agreed that this case identifies a greater problem among faculty in UND’s Modern and Classical Languages and Literature department: observed evidence of discord, dysfunction, chaos and interpersonal conflict. These observations were included in their final document.

The document has been sent to UND President Robert Kelley. He has 21 business days to provide the final say on whether or not Mosher will get to stick around.