ERIC Number: ED195197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Freeing the "Stuck" and Aiding the Terminated: Expanding the Career Horizons of Tenured College Professors.
Schurr, George M.
A project was undertaken to determine whether there are any nationally significant proqrams or projects dealing with the emerging problem of tenured faculty needing or wanting to reevaluate their careers and economic situations. Various approaches are described, with examples given. A section about on-campus approaches looks at the environment of individual campuses and the kinds of institutional policies and procedures used to address the issue. Interinstitutional programs are examined in terms of consortia and state systems, and internship and exchange programs. A section on extramural strategies, not officially sanctioned or planned, reviews consciousness-raising efforts, information dissemination by publications and career libraries, workshops, and emergency measures and planning programs for faculty already terminated. Among the recommendations made is a proposal for financial "annual prizes" to reward institutions for development of renewal programs. It is concluded that priorities for immediate action should include an emergency program for terminated faculty, a publication program of faculty career futures, and a program to develop and disseminate model institutional personnel policies. Appendices include a sample faculty interview form and policies, program outlines, and notes on faculty termination for Loyola University of Chicago, Southern Methodist University, Hampden-Sydney College (Virginia), and the California State University and Colleges. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Delaware Univ., Dover. Center for the Study of Values.