I don't know if the academic world is different from the corporate world, but that sounds like a demotion and not a contract dispute.
Thank's for the posts, good to know someone is on top of things since I had not yet heard. I had only met the dean once and he seemed like a pretty decent guy. The Blade does seem a little calous toward the Law School, I wonder how they would feel about being called a mediocre paper. Anyway, hopefully Toledo's slip in the rankings was not a sign of things to come (not that rankings are accurate). I wonder when they will select a new dean and where he/she will come from? Good Posts - keep me informed.