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ERIC Number: ED128051
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Academic Tenure: A Model for Self-Study.
White, John Franklin; And Others
This paper generally describes the activities and processes of a task force at William Rainey Harper College (Illinois) charged with reviewing the college's tenure policies relative to present needs and long-range projections. It provides a series of suggestions of use to other community colleges who might undertake a self-study of tenure policy. Among the suggestions are: (1) formation of a task force composed of representatives of the diverse college community (faculty and staff); (2) establishment of strong relations with the college Office of Planning and Research; (3) clarification and limitation of the responsibilities of the task force; (4) characteristics essential to the individual selected as chairperson of the task force; (5) survey and study areas for subgroups of the task force; (6) recommendations on internal organization and on use of time available for task force operations; (7) establishment of communications channels to insure faculty feedback; (8) issuance of an interim report; and (9) formalization of task force recommendations in a concluding report. Problems and benefits associated with each of the activities listed are discussed. A bibliography, a tenure self-study model, and a table listing possible data elements to be considered in developing staffing projections are appended. (JDS)
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