Tenure

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

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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

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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

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

Sociologists discuss how departments should consider social media activity and other public communications in tenure and promotion decisions

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American Sociological Association report suggests standards by which departments may consider social media activity and other public communications in tenure and promotion decisions.

Lafayette professor goes on hunger strike to protest president's veto of his tenure bid

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Lafayette professor goes on a hunger strike to protest what he sees as irregularities and injustices in his failed tenure bid. He is the latest minority professor to raise questions about fairness of teaching evaluations.

Stopping tenure clock may help male professors more than female, study finds

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Colleges adopted policies to stop the tenure clock to help professors who are new parents, especially mothers. Study suggests fathers may be the real beneficiaries.

State College of Florida replaces three-year contracts for professors with one-year contracts

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After the State College of Florida replaced a tenure-like system with three-year contracts for all new faculty members, some complained. So the board shifted to one-year contracts.

Pomona moves to make diversity commitment a tenure requirement

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Pomona changes criteria for evaluating teaching to include whether professors are "attentive to diversity in the student body."

Campus unrest follows tenure denial of innovative, popular faculty member of color

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At Dartmouth, an Asian-American professor receives unanimous English department backing and is rejected at higher levels. The same happened to a black historian at the college. Many see a disturbing pattern.

AAUP report condemns College of Saint Rose for cutting more than 20 tenure-line faculty positions with insufficient faculty input

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AAUP condemns College of Saint Rose for shedding more than 20 tenure-line faculty jobs with what it calls insufficient faculty input.

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