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ERIC Number: EJ1056813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr-13
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-354X
Making Just Tenure and Promotion Decisions Using the Objective Knowledge Growth Framework
Chitpin, Stephanie
International Journal of Educational Management, v29 n3 p309-321 Apr 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to utilize the Objective Knowledge Growth Framework (OKGF) to promote a better understanding of the evaluating tenure and promotion processes. Design/Methodology/Approach: A scenario is created to illustrate the concept of using OKGF. Findings: The framework aims to support decision makers in identifying the challenges they face, encourages them to act on their tentative theories, and to be attentive to the outcomes. It requires a deeper understanding of the problem by shifting the spotlight to the teaching scores; multiple perspectives for reaching a solution; testing different options (solutions/theories) by seeking out information that challenges ones beliefs and biases so as not to overlook a viable solution; and ensuring a fair and just process. Research Limitations/Implications: Research can be expanded by developing an empirical research study and to validate the findings. Practical Implications: It is a high stakes evaluation that may result in unjustified dismissal. Originality/Value: The paper is original in that the tenure process has not come under scrutiny under a conceptual framework such as the OKGF.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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