ERIC Number: ED052756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-25
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Academic Tenure Policies and Procedures.
The purpose of this study was to determine the policies for the acquisition and termination of academic tenure and the procedures used to implement these policies in the member institutions of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC). The study was also designed to present and analyze data related to the number and percentage of tenured faculty during 1969-70, tenure termination proceedings, and causes of tenure terminations during the period 1958 to 1968. The head of each of the 106 member institutions was requested to send copies of institutional documents concerning tenure policies and procedures. Eighty institutions (76 percent) sent the documents that were subsequently subjected to a content analysis. They were also requested to fill out a questionnaire that elicited data on tenured faculty and tenure termination. Sixty institutions (57 percent) responded to the questionnaire. This report presents separately the findings based on the institutional documents and on the questionnaires. Recommendations are presented along with a suggested format for a statement on academic tenure policies and procedures and a list of the institutions that participated in the study. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Rust Coll., Holly Springs, MS.