Tenure

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

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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

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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

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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."

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