The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:
Greensboro College --Michael A. Dutch, business administration and economics
Northeastern University --Luca Caracoglia, civil and environmental engineering --Rebecca Carrier, chemical engineering --Yung Joon Jung, mechanical and industrial engineering --Yingzi Lin, mechanical and industrial engineering --Hossein Mosallaei, electrical and computer engineering --Shashi Murthy, chemical engineering
If a report issued Thursday gains momentum, the tenure clock -- and many other things about faculty career paths -- could see significant changes.
The American Council on Education released the report, which attacks what David Ward, president of the council, called the "rigidity" of the tenure system. The report warns that unless colleges become more flexible about how professors are recruited and what is expected of them, they will lose much of the best talent -- especially women.