ALTERNATIVES TO TENURE

Title ALTERNATIVES TO TENURE
Author, Co-Author Depew Chauncey, Ph, D.
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Year
1992
Day
Monday
Program Number
Poster 72
Room
Great Hall
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Abstract In the past few years tenure has become a popular subject in higher education literature. Tenure has significant influences on the operations of any educational institution. This report will primarily consider tenure as it relates to the faculty and the operation of a school or college and will discuss several alternatives to 'traditional' tenure. Examples reported in the literature will be cited, including; elimination of tenure, multi-year contracts, non-tenure track positions, suspension of the 'up-or-out' rule, extended probationary periods, early retirement incentives and post-tenure faculty review. Examples will be cited describing institutions that have either eliminated or revised their 'traditional' tenure policies. The advantages and disadvantages of several of these systems will be discussed.
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