Concordia University – St. Paul faculty member David Mennicke joined a minority of Public Insight Network folks who’ve commented on the Emmer-Hamline job-offer flap in saying that it wouldn’t be fair to dump a candidate after an oral offer is extended.
An oral offer should be extended only if the formal written offer is guaranteed.
He tells me later:
“Once you make that statement, you need to have your ducks in a row. It means you have done due process. Once you’ve made a verbal promise, your word should be good.”