Judge denies attempt to block University of Toledo revamp

12/14/2010

A Lucas County judge denied the University of Toledo chapter of the American Association of University Professors its request for a restraining order to block President Lloyd Jacobs from reorganizing the school's academic colleges.

The AAUP contended Dr. Jacobs broke the union contract by not consulting enough with the Faculty Senate before bringing the proposed changes to the UT Board of Trustees, which approved them in October.

Dr. Jacobs said he had consulted enough with faculty leaders and that the changes are proper and will improve the school's marketability.

Judge Gary Cook of Lucas County Common Pleas Court issued his ruling Monday.