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ERIC Number: ED121783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-5
Pages: 6
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[Tenure--a Management Problem.]
Brassie, Stan
Tenure saturation coupled with declining enrollments, abolishment of general university requirements, program diversity, and affirmative action programs make tenure an issue. These factors are representative of many facing university management today. Serious examination of the concept of tenure reveals that 85 percent of all colleges have tenure, one third of all colleges and universities have changed tenure rules in the last two years, two fifths of all colleges and universities are reviewing tenure, 82 percent of all administrators polled in 1972 opposed tenure in its present form, 14 percent favor abolition of tenure, and 86 percent favor changing it. Some suggestions for improving the situation are that universities (1) be more discriminating in accepting applications for tenure, (2) establish tenure quotas, (3) more carefully screen tenure applicants, (4) be more conservative in hiring procedures, and (5) have post-tenure reviews. In addition to these measures, a retraining program could be developed for tenured faculty. Although this system is usually designed for major shifts from one discipline to another, the same concept could be used for less dramatic retraining within a discipline and department. (DMT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the National Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 2-6, 1976)