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Tenure, Exigencies, and Faculty Rights

What is tenure?
What institutional rights must be preserved?
When may financial exigencies be applied in the removal of faculty?
Equal pay/comparable worth
Termination of tenured faculty for cause
Due process in financial exigencies
Part-time faculty rights
Sexual harassment
Are faculty employers or employees?
What procedures are mandated in the collective bargaining process?

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What is tenure?

Tenure in the educational profession is the status of holding a faculty members position on a permanent basis without periodic contract renewals (Kaplin & Lee, 2007)

What institutional rights must be preserved?

A tenured faculty member must have their property interests preserved as well as their due process. The property interest refers to the fact that tenured faculty has the expectation to remain gainfully employed and violating this expectation must be predicated upon causation as well as honoring of the faculty members' due process rights. If a university or school wants to remove a tenured faculty member they must first go through all of the steps to provide the faculty member with their due process rights and the reason for dismissal must be steeped in causation wherein there is a cause for the faculty member to be removed from the job (AAUP, 2012).

When may financial exigencies be applied in the removal of faculty?

If an institution of higher learning is facing an imminent financial crisis that threatens the ...

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Tenure, exigencies and faculty rights are examined.

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