Tenure

Vermont Law School to cut tenure to deal with budgetary concerns. Skeptics wonder how it will help.

Vermont Law School plans to cut professors' tenure to deal with budgetary concerns. Skeptics wonder if it will hurt the institution more than it helps.

Proposed changes to shared governance at the University of Wyoming recall those passed in Wisconsin in recent years

Proposed changes to shared governance at the University of Wyoming recall those passed in Wisconsin. Professors in Wyoming say tenure would exist in name only if their governing board gets what it wants.

Kentucky legislation could limit tenure protections

Late addition to budget bill would allow dismissal of tenured professors due to program changes or eliminations, ending protections previously adopted by college boards. Move comes as tenure rights are eroding elsewhere.

Faculty members at Wisconsin Stevens Point react to plan to cut 13 majors

“Shocked, dismayed and angry”: faculty members at Wisconsin Stevens Point react to a plan to cut 13 majors, including English, history, political science and sociology, and expand more job-oriented programs.

Debate at University of Tennessee over posttenure review plan

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Right after U of Tennessee faculty members agreed on plan to toughen oversight of tenured professors, system proposed rules many say endanger academic freedom.

American Bar Association receives pushback on tenure proposal

The ABA wants to end a rule that assures law schools have the majority of courses taught by full-timers. While some say this would minimize costs, others see an erosion of quality.

American U scholar says provost cherry-picked negative student ratings of her teaching to deny her a promotion

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American U scholar says provost cherry-picked negative student ratings of her teaching to deny her a promotion

Federal appeals court revives professor's case against Texas Tech over his anti-tenure views

Federal appeals court revives professor’s case against Texas Tech, which he says retaliated against him over his anti-tenure views.

State judge says Yeshiva can't terminate tenure-track professors for financial reasons, based on its own policies

New York judge says Yeshiva University, based on its own policies, can't terminate tenure-track professors for financial reasons.

Legislation in two states seeks to eliminate tenure in public higher education

Legislation in two states seeks to end tenure at public colleges and universities.

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