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ERIC Number: ED083948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Pages: 73
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Faculty Career Planning: Report from the Board of Deans, University of Washington.
Washington Univ., Seattle.
In response to various budgetary and educational considerations the Board of Deans of the University of Washington made a detailed analysis of the mix of tenure and non-tenure faculty in each department, school and college; projecting for the next decade, on the basis of various assumptions with respect to resignation, termination, retirements, and promotions, a "steady-state" faculty; replacements normally at the assistant professor level; and profiles based upon retirement at several earlier ages than the current mandatory age of 70. The following recommendations were offered: (1) Faculty replacements with relatively rare exceptions should be made at the assistant professor level. (2) Guidelines should be formulated for the determination of the proportion of total faculty budget positions assigned to the several academic units which could be committed for "permanent" faculty appointments. (3) The tenure review process should include consideration of the degree of structural flexibility in the academic unit. (4) Implications of the present tenure system for faculty staffing policies and institutional structural flexibility should be analyzed by appropriate faculty and administrative bodies. (5) A high priority should be assigned to obtain an improved retirement program. (6) Every means possible should be used to achieve a high level of awareness regarding the importance of achieving and maintaining an adequate degree of structural flexibility in the faculty resource base. (Author/MJM)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.