“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