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ERIC Number: ED067011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul-27
Pages: 6
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Faculty Tenure and Contract Systems: Current Practice.
Furniss, W. Todd
From a survey designed to determine the current practices involved in faculty tenure and contract systems at colleges and universities throughout the U.S., it is estimated that 94.7% of faculty members work in institutions that have tenure systems. It is further determined that personnel practices in most institutions with tenure systems are characterized by: (1) at least an initial period of short contracts; (2) a high rate of the award of tenure after the final review; (3) no limitations on the percentage of tenured faculty; and (4) maximum probationary period ranging from 3 to 7 years, which may be reduced by credit for prior service in about two-thirds of the universities and private 4-year colleges. Personnel practices in most institutions with contract systems only are characterized by: (1) a high rate of contract renewal; and (2) provision of written reasons for nonrenewal of contracts. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Note: A.C.E. Special Report