As we watch our community reeling from the current cuts, we should be invested in unambiguously defending tenure as a cherished institutional value.
Colleges nationwide need to be more forthcoming with data on their tenured faculty to ensure that we prioritize maintaining a diverse professional environment.
The list of professors at Ithaca College who were awarded tenure for 2015–16 was announced Feb. 21. However, missing from the list were the names of the professors that POC at IC demanded be given immediate tenure.
Students protesting the racial climate at Ithaca College are not the only ones finding a collective voice with which to address institutionalized racism. In a tumultuous fall semester, at least 75 other colleges and universities have begun bringing their demands for change to their administrations.
The Board of Trustees granted tenure and promotions to 13 professors and awarded emeritus status to nine former faculty members at its February meeting, according to an Intercom announcement released earlier this week.
During the economically challenging times that institutions of higher education face, tenure is a situational aspect of employment that no longer gives faculty a free ride throughout their careers. The development of post-tenure reviews to assess performance in the classroom and relation to students has taken place during the past decade. The American Association of…