Tuesday, July 10, 2012

An Opposing View On The Value Of Tenure #2

Tenure does not promote the retention of incompetent faculty.   Each NSHE institution has a Faculty Evaluation Policy based on contractual obligations and NSHE Code.  Each year Department Chairs evaluate their faculty according to these policies.  Chairs are to verify that faculty are competent in teaching and/or research; engaged in ongoing professional development; and participating in shared governance and community service.  If a faculty member is not meeting these contractual obligations as well as Code standards, it is the Chair’s responsibility to meet with the faculty member and remediate his/her performance.  Two unsatisfactory evaluations can lead to the termination process for all faculty, tenured as well as untenured.  

1 comment:

  1. Do you know how many incompetent faculty members have been let go in, let's say, the last 5 years?