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Tenure: helping or hurting?

Once hired on the tenure track as an assistant professor, a faculty member spends five years developing a portfolio to present to his or her department. During the sixth year, the faculty member is evaluated and the Board of Trustees either grants tenure or gives the faculty another year before terminating employment.

Gabi Wy, News Editor

April 20, 2016

Cassidy Ferguson doesn’t pay attention to her educators’ job titles. While students like Ferguson took courses this year without a thought to whether their teachers hold doctorates, Faculty Senate discussed promotion and tenure at length. The conversation, which lasted an entire academic year, is not ...

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