ERIC Number: ED212315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May-1
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of the Tenure System at Norwich University and Implications for Change.
St. Thomas, Sister; Kennedy, M. Patricia
Methodology and findings are reported for a study conducted to determine the need for change in the faculty tenure system at Norwich University (NU). The report first presents background information concerning NU and reviews the literature on tenure. Study procedures are then outlined: an analysis of NU tenure regulations as revealed in committee reports and other university documents; a survey of four individuals, including NU administrators, who are very familiar with the NU tenure system; conversations with a Vermont congressman on current federal employment laws; the solicitation of tenure information from selected educators in California, Florida, Illinois, and the New England region; and a literature review. Following a delineation of study hypotheses and limitations, the report summarizes study findings, noting, among other items, trends and projections in faculty tenure and student enrollment at NU, court cases involving the rights of tenured faculty who are dismissed because of fiscal exigency, and the effects of federal legislation deferring the mandatory retirement age to 70. Finally, the report notes the projected increase in the percentage of NU faculty who are to be assured tenure, discusses the threat to administrative stability by increasing the number of tenured faculty in the face of declining enrollments, outlines recommendations for reevaluating NU's tenure system, and presents a bibliography. (JP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Age Discrimination in Employment Act Amend 1978
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.