The nation’s leading association of university professors released a scathing report on Thursday that criticized the University of Virginia Board of Visitors, especially its leader, for ousting U-Va. President Teresa Sullivan last summer for reasons that were “procedurally and substantively arbitrary,” the Washington Post reports. Given the national attention generated by the ouster and later reinstatement of Sullivan, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) authorized a formal investigation that would examine U-Va. governance and “vital issues aired by the crisis at UVA that confront all our major universities.” The investigative committee, composed of professors from other universities, concluded that the board failed to engage with Sullivan regarding their concerns about the university and should have consulted faculty members before taking action. The report frequently singles out U-Va. Rector Helen Dragas, who has been credited with leading the ouster and accused of not fully involving all board members in her decisions…

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