Tenure

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.

Newly Tenured ... at Auburn, Longwood, Washington-St. Louis, Whatcom Community College

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

Auburn University

--Jennifer Wood Adams, communication and journalism
--Judith Blumsack, communication disorders
--Jennifer Brooks, history
--Judith Blumsack, communication disorders
--John Carvalho, communication and journalism
--Joyce de Vries, art
--Hollie Lavenstein, communication and journalism
--Giovanna Summerfield, foreign languages and literatures
--Jonathan Sutton, philosophy

Longwood University

Newly Tenured ... at Furman, Grinnell

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

Furman University

--Weston R. Dripps, earth and environmental sciences
--Eli V. Hestermann, biology
--Kevin R. Hutson, mathematics
--Cynthia P. King, communication studies
--Robert L. Underwood, business and accounting

Departments Without Chairs

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Kean University considers budget-cutting move that professors say will hurt academic freedom -- and may actually add expenses.

Newly Tenured ... at Metro State, Wake Forest

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

The Disappearing Tenure-Track Job

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Study by AFT documents continued growth during the last decade of adjunct jobs as a proportion of the academic work force.

Did Bill O'Reilly Doom a Tenure Bid?

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In many academic circles, being attacked by Bill O'Reilly might be a badge of honor. A Syracuse University professor, however, charges that he was denied tenure last week in part because of the fallout over his on-air disputes with the Fox television star, who has branded him "a new Ward Churchill."

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