Arbitrator Overturns Firing Of UNH Professor

Nov 23, 2013

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 An independent arbitrator has overturned the termination of a University of New Hampshire associate professor, saying there was not just cause for UNH's actions.   In May, UNH said Marco Dorfsman, who teaches Spanish, admitted to intentionally lowering the student evaluations of another faculty member.   Dorfsman grieved UNH's decision and the matter went to the arbitrator, Gary Altman, who overturned it but recommended that Dorfsman be disciplined.   Foster's Daily Democrat reports Altman returned the decision to the union and UNH to work out.  A UNH spokeswoman said school officials are consulting with a lawyer on whether to appeal.