Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The End of Tenure - Frankly Friday Event

Frank Conversation about Faculty Issues
Topic: The End of Tenure
Friday, September 13th, 9:30-10:30 AM, Osprey Commons Faculty Lounge (Building 16, 4th Floor)
Let us know you will be there: ofe@unf.edu

The landscape of Higher Education is changing. Institutions of higher learning have experienced greater demand from students and more scrutiny on the business of providing quality education to those students. A recent report by the US Department of Education indicates a move toward greater reliance on part-time and non-tenured faculty to satisfy increased teaching demands. As institutions of higher learning are making do with fewer tenure-track faculty, the entire higher education community has begun to question the future of the tenure track (see commentary by Ennis).

If you are a tenure track faculty member, do you trust the promise of academic freedom and job security the tenure track makes? If you are a non-tenure track faculty member, does the tenure track no longer hold an allure for you?

Come discuss how these issues impact UNF and faculty in Florida.
We will meet in the new Faculty Lounge on the 4th floor of the new dining facility, Osprey Commons.
OFE will provide the coffee and pastries.

Let us know you will be there: ofe@unf.edu

1 comment:

  1. Here is a follow-up article on how Non-Tenure-Track full-time faculty have negotiated a contract with the Wright State University in Ohio providing some sense of job security.