In the chaos induced by Covid-19 of spring 2020, the System of the University of Missouri silently added a section to its rules and regulations that allows to reduce the salaries of the individual entitled Faculty up to 25 percent. This could be for productivity, registration or other reasons.

The change of rule was greatly unnoticed for a year, until the news broke past summer than the School of Medicine on the University Star Campus in Columbia, or Mizzou, planned. To reduce the salaries of Multiple teachers by 10 to 25 percent after productivity reviews.

According to the information of Mizzou, less than 10 teachers in three programs-medicine, veterinary medicine and agriculture, have been affected to date. But the system expects more teachers to see the payment cuts, since additional academic units adopt criteria to evaluate teachers under the new policy.

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    Mun Choi, president of the system since 2017 and also the Chancellor of Mizzou since 2020, he recently said to the teachers that he is not supporting himself. .

    "I will not be making changes in the Executive Order," Choi said in a note to Kathleen Trauth, president of the Faculty Council and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Mizzou. "Individuals who work for college, either faculty or staff, must fulfill important responsibilities that contribute to the university mission." googleg.cmd.push (function () googleg.display ("dfp-ad-article_in_article"););

    Choi wrote to Trauth in response to a survey of general teachers in a set of Council resolutions on Shared Governance State in Mizzou. About 94 percent of the respondents of the faculty said they supported a measure asking ChOI and the prevention of Mizzou to "commit to practicing shared governance in line with the authority of the faculty," as detailed in the Statutes of University. The same resolution requests that Mizzou publish proposed policy changes and request feedback from the faculty in advance and that all changes in the rules and regulations collected from the system, including executive orders, such as this, be published, with previous archived versions For comparison purposes.

    88 percent of the respondents of the faculty said they supported Choi to rescind the new policy on salary reductions based on criteria for entitled teachers specifically. (More than 1,000 teachers, or about 47 percent of the contacted, voted in the survey).

    "I will continue looking for constructive information and constructively work with the constituents at the University of Missouri to achieve excellence," Choi also told Trauth. "I appreciate the dedication of the vast majority of our faculty and staff that contribute to our mission of teaching, research and commitment".

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    In addition to the resolutions, the chapter of the American Association of University Teachers of the Council and the Mizzau of Mizzau, a petition circulated, objecting the new policy on the reasons why it undermines the authority of the faculty and shared governance, ignores existing policies for the review of the postcard, and violates widely followed the AAUP standards in "Allow the imposition of a major sanction without a hearing before a professor's committee or even the opportunity to appeal the sanction to said committee."

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