No Academic Protection For KU Teacher

A state faculty organization says a University of Kansas business teacher does not warrant academic protection to keep his emails private.

Kansas Conference of the American Association of University Professors says in a brief in the case of Art Hall v. the University of Kansas that Hall isn’t a faculty member entitled to academic protection.

Hall is a lecturer and director of the Center for Applied Economics in the University of Kansas School of Business. He previously was chief economist for the Public Sector Group of Koch Industries Inc.

A University of Kansas student organization filed an open records request for Hall’s email correspondence. Hall sued to temporarily block the university from releasing the records.

The case is set for trial in November.

Associated Press information from: the Lawrence Journal-World