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Conference Statement on “Changing Tenure Criteria for Probationary Faculty” Featured in Inside Higher Ed

July 25, 2013

IHElogo8.5.10The statement was developed by colleagues at Colorado State University. Yesterday’s Inside Higher Ed story “Changing the Rules”  links to the statement and includes quotes from Conference members Steve Mumme, Jonathan Rees, and Bill Timpson. It also includes an opinion from Robert Kreiser, Associate Secretary for Academic Freedom, Tenure and Governance at the National AAUP. Kreiser describes the Colorado conference’s statement as “more explicit” than any formulated by the National AAUP, and he endorses its premise. From the IHE story:

We don’t object to raising standards incrementally, if they’re not unreasonable standards,” Kreiser said…But major changes, particularly toward the end of a candidate’s probationary period, aren’t acceptable.

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