Tenure

When Tenure Means Nothing

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AAUP finds "especially egregious" violations of faculty rights in dismissals of 55 professors at Clark Atlanta in February.

Tenure Case Hinges on Collegiality

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Faced with charges that he's acted as a "bully" and sought revenge on colleagues who opposed him, a journalism professor at Ohio U. may sacrifice academe's coveted credential.

Assessing the Threat

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Experts on campus security and workplace violence say Huntsville tragedy reveals possibility of faculty members as perpetrators, but warn against "tenure denial made her do it" assumptions.

Newly Tenured ... at Bowdoin, Gettysburg, Williams

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

Faculty Challenge Tenure Denial

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Ohio University professor denied tenure over collegiality issues was victim of a "tainted" process and should have been approved, a committee finds.

The B-School Glass Ceiling

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New study finds women tend to stagnate in faculty rank after earning tenure, while men tend to go on to full professorships.

Newly Tenured ... at Alma, Lee, Miami of Ohio

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

Newly Tenured ... at Maryville, Our Lady of the Lake, Rollins

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

Layoffs Without 'Financial Exigency'

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One of the ultimate protections of being a tenured faculty member, historically, has been being immune from layoff in all but the most extraordinary circumstances. Under policies issued by the American Association of University Professors and largely accepted by higher education leaders, only institutions that declare "financial exigency" -- a state so dire that it "threatens the survival of the institution as a whole" -- can eliminate the jobs of tenured faculty members.

Different Paths to Full Professor

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Ohio State wants to rethink traditional patterns of faculty reward structure -- starting by questioning whether great research should be the only way to reach the highest rank.

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