ERIC Number: ED076549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Steady-State Staffing in Tenure-Granting Institutions, and Related Papers.
Furniss, W. Todd
The theme of these papers is the development of a college or university personnel policy suitable for a time of little or no expansion in student or faculty number and also a time when stability follows a period of rapid growth coupled with considerable change in faculty expectations and governance patterns. The papers deal almost exclusively with tenure systems, under which nearly 95 percent of American college faculties served in the spring of 1972. The first paper considers a) the characteristics of a desirable faculty in a steady-state situation, b) some suggestions concerning concepts and procedures, and c) a number of policies and practices that might form part of a steady-state plan within a tenure system. The second paper deals with issues raised in terminating the contracts of probationary faculty members in tenure systems. The third paper reviews suggestions concerning the problem of surplus faculty. The appendixes present a) data on the operation of tenure systems in the spring of 1972; b) some tools for steady-state planning in departments; and c) two sets of guidelines for handling staff reduction during financial exigency, one prepared by the Association of American Colleges, the other by the American Association of University Professors. (Author/BRB)
Descriptors: Contracts, Governance, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy, Probationary Period, Staff Utilization, Teacher Employment, Tenure
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.