Tenure

Fantasies and Due Process

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Should e-mail in which a professor shares sexually explicit thoughts about students factor into his suitability to keep his job? Is case in Texas one of enforcing professionalism, or overreaction?

Newly Tenured ... at Ohio U., Seton Hill

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:

Ohio University -- Main Campus

'The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure -- Without Losing Your Soul'

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In The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure -- Without Losing Your Soul (Lynne Rienner), Kerry Ann Rockquemore and Tracey Laszloffy offer both empathy and "to do" lists for African American scholars seeking tenure -- as well as some advice on what not to do. The book speaks particularly to black scholars who may be the only non-white professor in a department, or who are in a very small minority.

Newly Tenured ... at Georgia Tech, Utica College, Washington U. in St. Louis

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:

Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Keith Edwards, interactive computing
  • Charles Isbell, interactive computing
  • Alex Orso, computer science
  • Bruce Walker, interactive computing and psychology

Utica College

  • Claudette Abounader, nursing
  • Sherri Cash, history
  • Barbara Witucki, English
  • Patricia Swann, public relations

Washington University in St. Louis

Newly Tenured ... at UNC Asheville, U. of Notre Dame, Washington U. in St. Louis

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:

University of North Carolina at Asheville

  • Joseph Berryhill, psychology
  • Kathie Garbie, health and wellness
  • Lora Holland, classics
  • Brian Hook, classics
  • Keya Maitra, philosophy
  • Mary Lynn Manns, management and accountancy
  • Nancy Ruppert, education
  • Lorena Russell, literature and language
  • Lorraine Walsh, multimedia arts and sciences

University of Notre Dame

Newly Tenured ... at California Polytechnic, Columbia U., Missouri S

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:

California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo

New Questions on Women, Academe and Careers

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Top scholars gather to share research findings and works in progress that explore why gender gaps persist in the professoriate and other prestigious jobs on campuses.

Arrivederci, Tenure

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Italian professor at Wesleyan U. solves a 500-year-old murder mystery but, after receiving faculty backing, can't figure out why he was denied tenure.

From Plaintiff to Donor

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Anthropologist who brought landmark sexual discrimination suit against Brown U. in the late '70s gives $1 million to the institution she once fought.

A 'Practical Guide' to the Academic Portfolio

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It's not a new thing for professors to document their teaching, research and service. That's how people get hired and earn tenure and promotions. But many more colleges are adopting a portfolio system in which professors create more of a full portfolio than a series of lists and dates. This movement is changing both the way individuals are evaluated and the way institutions assess themselves.

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