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ERIC Number: EJ1077941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1941-3432
Strategies for Professors Who Service the University to Earn Tenure and Promotion
Gentry, Ruben; Stokes, Dorothy
Research in Higher Education Journal, v29 Sep 2015
Tenure and promotion are great aspirations for college professors. They are indicators of success in the professions. Universities stipulate in their official documents and numerous higher education publications specify what professors must achieve in order to earn tenure and promotion; which almost always cite effectiveness in teaching, research, and service. Many professors excel in the three areas of performance and earn the awards. A rather large number of professors render tremendous service to the university and are effective in teaching, however, they are less productive in research; this can lead to a denial of tenure and promotion and termination of employment at the institution. The question becomes, could faculty who succeed at teaching and service the university extensively prevent falling into such a predicament? An extensive review of literature and association with a number of such cases suggest that the execution of specific strategies during the early years of employment could lead to success in the tenure and promotion review. With such explicit information aspiring faculty will be positioned to more effectively reach the criteria specified for tenure and promotion. A favorable outcome is viewed as beneficial to both the professor and the university.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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