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ERIC Number: ED046385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 167
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The Development of a Model for Instructor Tenure in the Community College.
Corlett, Donald Frederick
This study was undertaken to determine the information that experience has shown is legally necessary for tenure policies, and to establish a model that would permit adaptation to local conditions. A study, analysis, and summary of the concept of instructor tenure is offered as it pertains to public elementary schools, secondary school systems, and higher education. The similarities and differences between instructors in community colleges and in other systems are listed. Legal trends established in recent court cases are discussed in three functional classifications. The first is a study of court cases by type of case (cases involving involuntary action, dismissal, and abolishment of positions). The second is a study of court cases by cause of litigation (rights of a probationary instructor, a determination of tenure status, and the adequacy of charges and hearing of tenured instructors). The third is a study of cases according to a consideration of charges (immorality, impropriety, incompetence, insubordination, non-compliance with local rules, good cause, irremediable behavior, illegal appointment, and vacating duties). The author presents his findings as they relate to the original hypotheses, a structural model for instructor tenure policy for the community college, and recommendations and suggestions for further research. (CA)
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Note: Doctoral dissertation