Tenure

Tenure

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Oct 11, 2022
In split vote, Brown’s faculty votes to limit promotion and tenure committee membership to just full professors. Some critics argue against such a move, citing potential for more bias and less accountability in tenure decisions.

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October 13, 2022
Both tenure and unions are crucial for protecting the rights of faculty and other academic professionals in American higher education, Irene Mulvey and Randi Weingarten write.
October 11, 2022
In split vote, Brown’s faculty votes to limit promotion and tenure committee membership to just full professors. Some critics argue against such a move, citing potential for more bias and less accountability in tenure decisions.
October 3, 2022
Juliet Shields hopes the dismantling of tenure seen at Emporia State and elsewhere might give way to a better system for protecting faculty rights—unionization.
July 7, 2022
Academic freedom is threatened both by the growing use of contingent faculty contracts and the inclusion of diversity, equity and inclusion standards for tenure, Steven McGuire writes.
July 5, 2022
It remains unclear just how many professors are leaving their jobs during the Great Resignation, but stories about who is leaving, and why, abound. Will institutions be forced to respond with real change?
May 19, 2022
Spring brings news of tenure decisions—not always the good kind. Stories of negative tenure bids at Penn State and Yale raise questions about whether the process is just.
May 2, 2022
Serious changes to faculty speech and tenure rights went under the radar in Mississippi until they were passed. Now that the secret’s out, faculty advocates are pushing back—including by raising concerns about constitutionality.
February 21, 2022
Texas lieutenant governor Dan Patrick threatens to end tenure over the teaching of critical race theory, further escalating the ongoing war on the teaching of CRT and other so-called divisive concepts in many states.
February 16, 2022
Chatham University had tenure, then it didn’t. Now it’s slated to adopt tenure again, citing faculty recruitment difficulties and morale problems.
January 27, 2022
Two years into the pandemic, Stanford University is offering junior faculty members another pretenure year or an additional quarter of research leave, plus childcare and research grants. Will other institutions follow suit?

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