Tenure

'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.

Exception to the Rule

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From the 1990s on, many colleges have increasingly relied on adjunct professors. Elon has gone from majority part timers to 74 percent tenure track -- and it's not done yet.

Tenure on the Chopping Block

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Kentucky community college system leaders have plan to eliminate traditional job security for all new faculty hires.

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