Tenure Decision-Making at Research Universities in the United States : The Perceived Levels of Importance of Research/Scholarship and Teaching in Tenure Decisions
A long standing component in American higher education is the tenure system. Institutions at various levels (e.g., research universities, liberal arts colleges, etc.) all have implemented their unique definitions, procedures, and policies for tenuring faculty. The ever-changing role of the tenure system in higher education continues to be an area for controversial debates across all levels. Perceptions of the tenure system and the perceptions of the criteria used to evaluate a candidate for awarding tenure seem to vary greatly, especially within the world of academia. A recommended goal for any academic institution is to determine and reevaluate systems in place designed to measure performance and productivity of faculty members? contributions for tenure decisions. This book focused on the perceived levels of importance associated with: (a) specific criteria commonly used in tenure decision-making, and (b) the two major areas of research/scholarship and teaching used in tenure decision-making. Both factors were evaluated among research universities in America that held membership to the Association of American Universities (AAU).
Coogan, Theresa A. (2009). Tenure Decision-Making at Research Universities in the United States : The Perceived Levels of Importance of Research/Scholarship and Teaching in Tenure Decisions. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag