Tenure

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.

In Lieu of Tenure

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Webster U. has long maintained a separate but equal system for faculty who prefer frequent sabbaticals to absolute job security.

Newly Tenured ... at Lake Washington, Saint Joseph, Smith

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

Lake Washington Technical College

--Beth Davis, dental programs
--Marti Garrels, medical assisting
--Seema Jain, dental programs
--Wes Mantooth, general education
--Neera Mehta, student development and retention
--Jerry Peterson, auto programs
--Michael Richmond, auto programs

Saint Joseph College (Connecticut)

--Patrick Nickoletti, human development and family studies
--Hong Zhou, computer science

Newly Tenured ... at Anna Maria, Austin, Rose-Hulman

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

Newly Tenured ... at Carleton, Prairie State, Maine-Augusta

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

Carleton College
--Peter Balaam, English
--Amy Csizmar Dalal, computer science
--Andrew Fisher, history
--Nicola Melville, music
--Mija Van Der Wege, psychology

Tenure Rates and Faculty Mission

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On the surface, the proposed changes to the tenure system at Brown University may seem like relatively minor adjustments, designed to help junior faculty members build up a more complete portfolio of work for review. For instance, the review would be moved to the seventh year of employment instead of the sixth.

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