Tenure

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.

Faculty members at the University of Wisconsin oppose a proposed change to a new post-tenure review policy

Wisconsin regents aren’t done changing the way faculty members are evaluated. This time, they are seeking to give administrators independent power over posttenure reviews -- a move faculty groups oppose.

Gatekeeper or rubber stamp? Recent tenure denial raises questions about a president's role in tenure decisions

Gatekeeper or rubber stamp? Recent tenure denial raises questions about a president's role in tenure decisions.

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