Tenure

Tenure Flashpoint in Kentucky

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Amid outcry from faculty, the board of the state's community college system votes today on whether or not to eliminate the tenure track for all new hires.

Newly Tenured ... at Frostburg State, Trinity (Texas) and Ursinus

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

Frostburg State University

--Alemseged Abbay, history
--Frank Ammer, biology
--Peggy Biser, chemistry
--Evan Offstein, management
--Jodi Welsch, educational professions

Trinity University (Texas)

Newly Tenured ... at Alma, Austin, Smith, Texas Lutheran and Wesleyan

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

Alma College

--Mark Oemke, biology
--Laura von Wallmenich, English

Newly Tenured ... at Carleton, Concordia Chicago, Gettysburg

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

Carleton College

--Eric S. Egge, mathematics,
--Baird Jarman, art history
--Daniela Kohen, chemistry
--Lori K. Pearson, religion
--Parna Sengupta, history
--David E. Wiles, theater
--Serena Zabin, history

Concordia University Chicago

--Mary Goetting, mathematics
--Debra Herman, art
--BettyAnn Mocek, art
--David Settje, history
--Jonathan Stahlke, music

Defeating Post-Tenure Review

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Maryland faculty kill plan that could have led to pay cuts for a small number of professors, after three years of negative evaluations. Students liked the idea.

Newly Tenured ... at Luther, Marquette, Misericordia

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

Luther College

--Bradley Miller, computer science
--Lea Pickard, anthropology
--Matthew Simpson, philosophy
--David Thompson, modern languages and literatures
--Loren Toussaint, psychology

Scrutiny and Standards for Branch Campuses

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AAUP and Canadian counterpart warn about use of non-tenure-track faculty and use of corporate model at branch campuses being set up worldwide.

A Presidential Critic, Fired

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AAUP finds violations of academic freedom in dismissal of tenured professor who questioned leadership at Stillman College.

Newly Tenured ... at College of Saint Rose, Hamilton, Hartnell

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

College of Saint Rose
--Ronald Dugan, educational psychology
--Megan Fulwiler, English
--Claudia Lingertat-Putnam, counseling
--Kim Middleton, English

'Leave-Proofing' the Faculty

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Tenure-track jobs are harder than ever to find, with the economic mess prompting many colleges to grow even more cautious about hiring anyone on the tenure track. Tenure-track openings are being put on hold. Searches are being called off every day. Many who worry that higher education has created a faculty of two tiers -- the privileged tenured class and the overused and abused adjuncts -- have been told that this year is simply not the year in which to promote change.

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