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ERIC Number: ED065067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-3
Pages: 3
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Student Involvement in Tenure Decisions.
Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.
The principal justification for granting faculty members academic tenure has historically been associated with the idea of academic freedom and economic security. However, tenure at the same time may also tend to perpetuate mediocrity and incompetence within a college community if faculty members are not carefully scrutinized prior to granting them tenure. Students, because of their close association with faculty, should definitely be included in the evaluation of teacher competence. Thus, it is recommended that the University of Utah create a Student Advisory Committee comprised of upperclassmen and graduate students in each department to make recommendations regarding curriculum or other departmental changes, and evaluations of all teachers being considered for retention or tenure. It is also recommended that 3 qualified students be granted membership on the University Tenure Advisory Committee. Their role would be to ensure that student concerns and opinion are considered by the committee in reaching their decisions. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.