Board Of Regents Considers 'Post-Tenure' Reviews

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Monday, November 5, 2012

The Kansas Board of Regents is considering requiring the state's six universities to conduct periodic reviews of tenured faculty.

Board of Regents Vice Chairman Fred Logan says the "post-tenure" reviews would assess how professors are performing, perhaps every five years. He said the regents could approve the policy at their December meeting.

Andrew Torrance, a law professor who is Faculty Senate president at the University of Kansas, says most faculty members would not object to the proposal, if it is not done only to be punitive.

Logan said the policy would not weaken tenure protections, and faculty would be involved in planning the post-tenure process.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports Logan doesn't think the policy would be implemented until at least next year.

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