Looking to improve academic profile, Sage Colleges bring back tenure-track positions
- After more than 10 years of hiring almost all new faculty members on multiyear contracts with no possibility of tenure, administrators at Sage Colleges (which has three schools in Troy and Albany, N.Y.) are re-establishing a tenure-track system.
- The goal of the tenure-track reinstatement is to attract a high-caliber faculty member who can improve Sage's academic profile and create better faculty review systems, as well as more potential financial flexibility.
- Though other institutions have also recently re-established tenure, the move goes against prevailing trends--but Sage Provost Terry Weiner says the multiyear contract, part-time adjunct system the school had employed "was not all it's cracked up to be."
From the article:
The slow death of tenure has been one of the most lamented trends in higher education, but a handful of institutions are trying to breathe new life into the institution. Over the past few years, administrators the Sage Colleges -- a collection of three colleges in Troy and Albany, New York -- have worked to re-establish a tenure-track system across all three colleges after more than a decade of hiring almost all new faculty members on multiyear contracts without the possibility of tenure. ...
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