Tenure

Newly Tenured ... at California Lutheran, Coastal Carolina, Northwestern (Iowa)

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

California Lutheran University

--Julia Fogg, religion
--Haco Hoang, political science
--Christina Soderlund, mathematics
--Cecilia Travick-Jackson, education

Coastal Carolina University

'Faring Well' or Disappearing?

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WASHINGTON -- While women are underrepresented on the science faculties of research universities, they are more likely than men to be interviewed for tenure-track jobs and to receive job offers, and if they are hired and stay, they are at least as likely as men to receive tenure. Those are the conclusions of a study requested by Congress and released Tuesday by the National Academies.

Tenure's Value ... to Society

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A judge ruled last week in Colorado that not only is tenure a good thing for the professors who enjoy it, it is valuable to the public. Further, the court ruled that the value (to the public) of tenure outweighed the value of giving colleges flexibility in hiring and dismissing. That is a principle that faculty members say is very important and makes this case about much more than the specific issues at play.

Shooting the Messenger?

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One day a contingent faculty member complains about pay. The next day he's fired and escorted off campus.

Gender Bias at SUNY-Buffalo?

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Faculty members say the administration favors men over women in awarding tenure -- and point to pattern in which decisions are reversed by the president and provost.

Newly Tenured ... at Cal State Monterey Bay, Knox, Southeast Missouri, U. of North Texas

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

California State University, Monterey Bay
--John Berteaux, humanities and communication
--Joanne Lieberman, mathematics and statistics

Knox College
--Emily R. Anderson, English
--Monica Berlin, English
--Gina Franco, English
--Jason Helfer, educational studies
--Jennifer Leigh Smith, dance

Return of the Professor

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Activist English instructor at Ohio community college without tenure, who president admitted was laid off in violation of contract, is reinstated following faculty outcry.

Newly Tenured ... at Hood, LSU-Alexandria, Rockefeller U.

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

Hood College

--Genevieve Gessert, art
--Xinlian Liu, computer science

Louisiana State University at Alexandria

--Bonnie Hines, librarian
--Dorothy Lary, nursing

Rockefeller University

--Thomas Tuschl, biology

What Counts for Tenure

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Survey of political science chairs shows teaching/research gap and differences by sector in whether a candidate is likely to be denied or a department is likely to be overruled.

Newly Tenured ... at Nyack, Pomona, Northern Colorado

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

Nyack College

  • David Ahn, computer science
  • James Chin, counseling
  • Stephen Maret, psychology
  • Stephen Notley, Bible
  • Kwi Ryung-Yun, social work
  • Dana Talley, music

Pomona College

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