Résumé Scrutiny

By Kevin Kiley

There are probably a few academics who have looked up old journal articles by their universities’ presidents to get a sense of their leaders’ intellectual development. But at Kean University, the archive search is far from an academic pursuit.

When he applied for a faculty position in the master of public affairs program at Kean in 1983, Dawood Y.…

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Star Ledger Editorial: Investigation of Kean president the best way to settle dispute

By Star-Ledger Editorial Board

The last thing New Jersey needs is another public official lying about his past. We’ve had our fill of people who should know better than to shade the truth to their advantage, followed by the tepid non-apology when they get caught. It usually begins “Mistakes were made … ”

That’s why it’s disheartening to hear the faculty union charges against Kean University president Dawood Farahi.

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Kean’s president blames staff for errors as university’s reputation continues to falter

By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer

Although there is a firestorm surrounding Kean University President Dawood Farahi and whether he lied on his resumes or not, the smoking gun might be found in how the school compares to other New Jersey state universities.

After remaining mum on the entire issue revolving around allegations by the Kean University Federation of Teachers that the university president falsified his academic credentials, Farahi admitted last week in a Star-Ledger interview that some errors were made on his resumes.…

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Kean president says resume errors were made by university staff

By Nic Corbett/The Star-Ledger

UNION — While the governing board at Kean University has launched an investigation about false claims on his resume, university president Dawood Farahi has acknowledged for the first time that some mistakes were made.

In a recent interview, Farahi said even though there were some errors listed on past resumes, he was not responsible.…

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Kean Mutiny: Faculty wants outside probe of school president

Kean University’s full time faculty and professional staff union is calling on Gov. Christie to investigate allegations that Kean President Dawood Farahi falsified his credentials dating back to his employment application in 1982. In a news release, the union said, “Under Dr. Farahi’s failed leadership, New Jersey’s third-largest university has closed academic departments, laid-off critical student advisors, reduced the number of full-time faculty and increased tuition and fees to pay for debt that has skyrocketed over 600 per cent.”…

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Kean University Union Calls on Governor for External Investigation

Allegations of resume fraud risk further accreditation, NCAA sanctions

UNION, NJ…The Kean University full-time faculty and professional staff union has released a letter today calling for Governor Chris Christie to convene an independent investigation into allegations that Kean President Dawood Farahi has falsified his professional and academic credentials dating back to his application for employment in 1982.…

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Letters from schools show no record of Kean president’s publication claims

By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer

Kean University President Darwood Farahi is being investigated by the university’s board of trustees amid allegations that he falsified his academic credentials.

A copy of a letter dated Dec. 16 obtained by LocalSource from Kean Board of Trustees Chair Ada Morell to Kean Federation of Teachers President James Castiglione backed up that the board was reviewing information the union provided at the end of November.…

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Kean University Union releases findings challenging President’s resume claims

Calls on Kean Trustees to initiate an independent, academic investigation

UNION, NJ…The Kean University full-time faculty and professional staff Union has presented evidence of suspected fraud by President Dawood Farahi, the latest in a series of scandals that have plagued his presidency, and is calling for a full and independent investigation by the Kean University Board of Trustees, according to Union President Dr.…

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New Scrutiny for President of Kean University

The federation, which represents 480 professors, professional staff and librarians, has accused Mr. Farahi of falsely stating that he published “over 50 technical articles in major publications”—including journals that the union claims don’t exist.

The union also alleged that Mr. Farahi, who is originally from Afghanistan and has strong political ties in Union County, lied about serving as an acting dean at Avila University in Kansas City, Mo.,…

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The lying king of Kean

Teacher’s union alleges school president falsified credentials

By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer

Kean University President Dawood Farahi allegedly falsified his academic credentials in a series of deliberate misrepresentations prior to being hired in 2003, according to a recent letter sent to the Kean University Board of Trustees.

The Kean Federation of Teachers, which is calling for an independent investigation by the university board of trustees, supplied the information in a letter dated Nov.…

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The Kean mutiny: Faculty fights back

Teachers upset over direction of school, soaring debt; point finger at university president

By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer

UNION — There has been a lot of change at Kean University since Dawood Farahi took over as president in 2003, including soaring debt that went from $48 million to $350 million in just six years and faculty that gave their leader an 83 percent no confidence vote in fall of 2010.…

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Video: Kean University faculty, staff and students unite to oppose campus privatization

Dec. 7, 2014. UPDATE: Kean moving ahead with privatization:

In other business, the trustees voted unanimously to outsource janitorial, mechanical and groundskeeping services, a move that will affect about 60 Kean employees, according to the union representing them.

“Our workers take pride in their work and this is the thanks we get,” said Steve Pinto, an auto mechanic who has worked for Kean for 34 years and who is president of the local that represents the employees.…

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Kean University Faculty, Staff and Students Oppose Campus Outsourcing

Threat to quality, safety, campus security and standing in community posed by misguided practice

UNION…A unified campus community is calling on Kean University President Dawood Farahi and the Board of Trustees to stop outsourcing vital campus jobs as part of a good-faith effort to restore the University’s standing in the community, save money and safeguard campus security.…

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Kean University, Essex County College issued warnings after failing reviews

James Castiglione, president of the Kean Federation of Teachers, said the faculty union has been warned for years the administration was not being transparent and accreditation may be in jeopardy.

“This is a big deal,” said Castiglione, an associate professor of physics. “It’s a fairly serious action that they are taking here.”

The professors will work with the administration to meet the Middle States requirements, Castiglione said.…

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Kean University requires faculty members to document the hours they work

UNION TOWNSHIP — In addition to teaching classes, advising students and doing research, Kean University professors have a new task this semester: Filling out time cards.

Last month, the Union Township-based public university began requiring full-time faculty members to submit biweekly forms proving they are working at least 35 hours a week.

Kean officials say the time sheets are needed to document that professors are working full-time hours and are eligible for state health benefits.…

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