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ERIC Number: EJ785394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2946
Two Approaches to Tenure and Promotion Criteria
Matusov, Eugene; Hampel, Robert
Academe, v94 n1 p37-39 Jan-Feb 2008
In a recent flurry of e-mails and conversations about promotion policies in their school of education, the authors realized that their colleagues differ sharply in their notions of how scholarship should be evaluated. They agree on the importance of high-quality work, but they disagree on how to determine whether high quality has been achieved. Some faculty members prefer what the authors call a "procedural model," others a "judgment model." In this article, the authors, who are advocates of the latter model, discuss these two approaches to tenure and promotion criteria. They contend that the judgment model is the most democratic and the fairest approach to tenure decisions and gives departments the best chance of arriving at a real, rather than a default, decision.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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