Tenure

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.

Washington State extension professor says she's being forced out over unrealistic research standards

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Tenured Washington State U extension professor says she's being forced out for not bringing in grants that were never established as one of her responsibilities.

Private college presidents' draft list of essential qualities for institutions leaves off tenure

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Panel of private college presidents, preparing list of key qualities for their institutions, see tenure as "negotiable."

U Wisconsin faculty say they'd want to leave state if tenure were ended

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Nearly 90 percent of professors at U of Wisconsin System would consider leaving state if tenure were abolished, and majority say it would limit scholarly inquiry, according the results of controversial survey.

U of Wisconsin Madison approves faculty-backed tenure policy

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Madison faculty members are trying to restore in university policy what Governor Scott Walker and Republican legislators took away. Will the plan work?

Incident at Mount Holyoke renews debate on talking about race in classrooms

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A professor at Mount Holyoke asked his students to name slurs that might have been used against groups of which they are members. The college helped seven students switch sections, but now one student has gone public with the incident.

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