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ERIC Number: ED088380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 5
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"Alternatives to Tenure: Live Options"--The Hampshire Experiment.
Lunine, Myron J.
The Renewable Contract Plan at Hampshire College makes certain assumptions: First, that traditional life tenure systems do not necessarily encourage continuing professional evaluation, nor do they necessarily encourage pedagogical experimentation, development, and renewal. The positive assumptions of the Renewable Contract Plan include: (1) periodic evaluation of faculty effectiveness in the reappointment process helps insure sustained quality among faculty; (2) career development will be encouraged among faculty who will be asked periodically to submit new proposals for their next contract terms; and (3) the college can continue to carry on experimental efforts by having an opportunity to discontinue faculty no longer committed to the major mission of the College. The Hampshire reappointment process substitutes for a single tenure decision renewable 3 to 7 year contracts, subject to the outcome of annual reviews by the dean and a thorough evaluation completed 17 months before the contract's termination date. (Author/PG)
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