U. of Missouri adjuncts get one step closer to faculty governance voting rights
- The University of Missouri at Columbia's faculty council voted this month to consider including non-tenure-track professors under the "faculty" designation--a move that would give voting rights to the four non-voting, non-tenure-track representatives on the council.
- Though they still wouldn't be able to vote on tenure process changes, the move would also grant adjuncts a "professorial" title in campus elections affecting them, including those involving the academic calendar, grievance process and some curriculum requirements.
- If the proposal passes a vote among tenured and tenure-track faculty later this year, it will face a final approval in April by the University System of Missouri's Board of Curators.
From the article:
Non-tenure track faculty at the University of Missouri at Columbia are one step closer to shared governance. The university’s Faculty Council voted this month to consider redefining "faculty" to include non-tenure-track professors. The move would extend voting rights to the council’s four non-voting, non-tenure-track representatives, who are elected by their non-tenure-track peers. ...
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