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ERIC Number: ED131741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Pages: 53
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The Use of a Mathematical Model to Assist in Formulating an Institutional Tenure Policy.
Troutman, James G.
Since 1972 the national percentage of tenured faculty has risen from 43 to 60 percent, and from 23 to 52 percent at York College of Pennsylvania. The tenure policy has been debated there and nationally, and the college has changed its policy almost annually. This study first established an analytic faculty profile to determine the parameters for a mathematical model for projecting the future percent of faculty on tenure. Using the parameters for York College established that the tenure rate would rise from 52.4 percent in 1976 to 73.4 percent in 1986. Each of the parameters are discussed as they affect the outcome of the model. The growth rate of the faculty, the growth rate of the tenured faculty, and the percent of tenured faculty were considered, along with a discussion of the factors necessary to maintain an established tenure ratio. Recommendations are made regarding: more effective staff planning procedures; more careful appointment procedures; use of the maximum probationary period; more careful tenure evaluation; examination of an early retirement policy; and the elimination of the present departmental quota policy. (Author/LBH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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