White Paper: Equity And Legal Risks In Tenure Reviews
“All of these areas essentially underscore that where there are ill-defined, insufficiently communicated, or inconsistently applied institutional policies, universities invite legal risk.”
What can faculty affairs offices learn from a study of lawsuits regarding tenure denials?
Any academic affairs officer interested in maintaining high standards for equity in their school’s tenure review practices—and in keeping a clear, thorough trail of evidence that they have done so—will want to read this white paper on equity and legal risk in tenure reviews.
Read the paper to find out:
which administrative factors most affect the consistency of the tenure process across candidates
why tenure denial lawsuits are (or are not) successful
what faculty affairs offices can do to better demonstrate equity in tenure reviews