ERIC Number: ED188691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun-25
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Voiding the Tenure Policy at Surry Community College.
Ayers, Claude V.
In order to determine the possible effects of a North Carolina Senate Bill that would deny local boards of trustees the power to grant tenure, a survey was conducted at Surry Community College to assess faculty opinions of the positive and negative aspects of tenure. A literature review and interviews with two faculty members identified commonly held views of tenure policies. The results were used to prepare 20 statements about tenure, which comprised the questionnaire. Twenty faculty members were asked to indicate the degree of their agreement or disagreement with the statements. The responses of 19 instructors revealed that the faculty did not believe that the following were related to tenure: economic and social problems resulting from the failure to educate all segments of society, an unproductive faculty, incompetent faculty being protected, the increasing cost of education, or improved job performance. The respondents did believe that tenure was needed to provide security, help in the recruitment and retention of a good professional faculty, increase academic freedom, increase educational accountability, and as an important aspect of employment. The respondents agreed that if the tenure policy were voided, an employment/dismissal policy should be prepared incorporating the positive features of the tenure policy. The literature review and questionnaire are included. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Surry Community College NC
Note: Ed. D. Practicum, Nova University