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Mercer, Mark – Academic Questions, 2021
What should university discipline be used to do and what should it not be used to do? In this article, the author argues that the only proper goal a university could have in seeking to discipline a professor is to put an end to that professor's bad behavior--and only after informal means have failed. He also argues that penalties should be applied…
Descriptors: Universities, College Faculty, Teacher Discipline, Teacher Behavior
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Barrett, Nathan; Strunk, Katharine O.; Lincove, Jane – Education Economics, 2021
Most teachers have tenure protections that constrain dismissal. Some argue that tenure improves recruitment and retention by mitigating the risk of monopsony employment and substituting job security for lower salaries. Others argue that tenure reduces performance incentives making it difficult to dismiss ineffective teachers. We examine…
Descriptors: Teacher Employment, Tenure, Teacher Retirement, Job Security
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Callaghan, Tonya D.; Esterhuizen, Alix – Teaching Education, 2021
This research examines media accounts of teachers in Canada and the United States who were fired or forced from their Catholic schools because they identified as lesbian, highlighting the reality of discrimination in Catholic schools, particularly egregious in their contradiction of non-discrimination legislation. Caught between the religious…
Descriptors: Teacher Dismissal, Homosexuality, Catholic Schools, Foreign Countries
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Nixon, Andy; Kimbrel, Laurie; Packard, Abbot; Nhekairo, Natasha – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2020
Research provides an undeniable connection between teacher quality and student outcomes. This quantitative study investigated reasons that principals recommend non-renewal of a teacher's contract and the barriers that challenge their ability to address ineffective teachers. Data were gathered using a survey that was completed by over 3,200…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Dismissal
Education Commission of the States, 2020
The 50-State Comparison on teacher employment contract policies provides a national comparison of teacher employment contract policies in all states. All of the information was gathered from and focused on state statutes and regulations. State case law was also utilized for metrics related to collective bargaining. Data collection focused…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, Contracts, Personnel Policy
American Association of University Professors, 2019
This report concerns actions taken in spring 2018 by the administration of Nunez Community College to terminate the services of Professor Richard Schmitt following his twenty-second year on the faculty. These actions were taken in apparent violation of his academic freedom and without affordance of the protections of academic due process to which…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Tenure, Community Colleges, College Faculty
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Üztemur, Servet; Ilgan, Abdurrahman; Sevigen, Emre – Journal of Pedagogy, 2022
This study aims to examine in detail the ethical dilemmas faced by private school teachers. The study employed a phenomenological research design. The study group comprised 15 teachers working at private schools in a province located in the southeastern region of Turkey in the 2020-2021 academic year, who were determined by the maximum variation…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Ethics, Phenomenology, Teacher Attitudes
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Paige, Mark A.; Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey – Educational Researcher, 2020
Until recently, legal challenges to the use of value-added models (VAMs) in evaluation and teacher employment decisions in federal court had been unsuccessful. However, in May 2017 a federal court in Texas ruled that plaintiff-teachers established a viable federal constitutional claim to challenge the use of VAMs as a means for their termination…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Employment, Court Litigation
Eaton, Sarah Elaine – Online Submission, 2020
Purpose: The goal of this report is to provide substance for an evidence-informed discussion about the intersection of precarious academic employment and the contract cheating industry. Methods: This is a qualitative report informed by the extant literature. It synthesizes available source material relating to academic staff who also supply…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Cheating
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Dee, Thomas S.; James, Jessalynn; Wyckoff, Jim – Education Finance and Policy, 2021
Ten years ago, many policy makers viewed the reform of teacher evaluation as a highly promising mechanism to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Recently, that enthusiasm has dimmed as the available evidence suggests the subsequent reforms had a mixed record of implementation and efficacy. Even in districts where there was…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Public School Teachers, Urban Schools, Public Schools
Education Commission of the States, 2020
The 50-State Comparison on teacher employment contract policies provides a national comparison of teacher employment contract policies in all states. All of the information was gathered from and focused on state statutes and regulations. State case law was also utilized for metrics related to collective bargaining. Data collection focused…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, Contracts, Personnel Policy
Tiede, Hans-Joerg – American Association of University Professors, 2020
A central goal of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to protect academic freedom, tenure, and due process by assisting faculty governance bodies and AAUP chapters in their efforts to incorporate AAUP-recommended policies in faculty handbooks and collective bargaining agreements. This report provides a statistical analysis…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Academic Freedom, College Faculty, Compliance (Legal)
Education Commission of the States, 2020
The 50-State Comparison on teacher employment contract policies provides a national comparison of teacher employment contract policies in all states. All of the information was gathered from and focused on state statutes and regulations. State case law was also utilized for metrics related to collective bargaining. Data collection focused…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, Contracts, Personnel Policy
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Powers, Jeanne M.; Chapman, Kathryn P. – Teachers College Record, 2021
Background: In the past decade, the laws governing teachers' employment have been at the center of legal and political conflicts across the United States. Vergara v. California challenged five California state statutes that provide employment protections for teachers. In June 2014, a California lower court declared the statutes unconstitutional…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, State Legislation, Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Effectiveness
Education Commission of the States, 2020
The 50-State Comparison on teacher employment contract policies provides a national comparison of teacher employment contract policies in all states. All of the information was gathered from and focused on state statutes and regulations. State case law was also utilized for metrics related to collective bargaining. Data collection focused…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, Contracts, Personnel Policy
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