ERIC Number: ED446576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Policies on Faculty Appointment: Standard Practices and Unusual Arrangements.
Trower, Cathy A., Ed.
This collection of papers addresses nine key areas of faculty employment: academic freedom; probationary periods; the definition and locus of tenure; faculty ranks and titles; promotion policies; post-tenure review; dismissal for cause and lesser sanctions; financial exigency and program discontinuance; and employment provisions at institutions without tenure. In each area, the book catalogs the range of provisions denoting norms by Carnegie classification and highlighting unusual or unorthodox policies. The nine papers are: (1) "Freedom in the Academy: Academic Freedom Explored" (Cheryl Sternman Rule); (2) "On Probation: The Pre-Tenure Period" (Jared L. Bleak); (3) "The Tie That Binds: Meaning, Purpose, and Locus of Tenure" (Cathy A. Trower); (4) "Academic Ranks and Titles of Full-Time Nontenure-Track Faculty" (Frances L. Shavers); (5) "Climbing the Academic Ladder: Promotion in Rank" (KerryAnn O'Meara); (6) "After the Big Decision: Post-Tenure Review Analyzed" (Cheryl Sternman Rule); (7) "The Consequences of Misbehavior: A Closer Look at Dismissal for Cause and Lesser Sanctions" (Cheryl Sternman Rule); (8) "Dismissal of Tenured Faculty for Financial Exigency and Program Discontinuance" (Larra K. Couturier); and (9) "Standard Deviations: Faculty Appointment Policies at Institutions Without Tenure" (William T. Mallon). (Chapters contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, Educational Policy, Full Time Faculty, Higher Education, Nontenured Faculty, Probationary Period, Promotion (Occupational), Tenure
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Identifiers: Faculty Appointments; Post Tenure Review