October 31, 2020

tenure

  1. May 21, 2020

    Regents approve overhaul of dismissal policies for tenured faculty

    The Board of Regents have revised two Regents’ Bylaws to streamline policies governing the dismissal of tenured faculty. Changes affect procedures for dismissal, demotion or terminal appointment, and severance pay.

  2. May 15, 2020

    Faculty Perspective: Keep tenure protections robust

    Kentaro Toyama, W.K. Kellogg Professor of Community Information at the School of Information, shares his concerns about some of the proposed changes to Regents’ Bylaws 5.09 and 5.10.

  3. April 13, 2020

    U-M proposes changes to dismissal policies for tenured faculty

    The university has released recommendations to overhaul policies that govern the dismissal of tenured faculty. Feedback is being sought through May 4 on changes to Regents’ Bylaws 5.09 and 5.10.

  4. March 26, 2020

    U-M dismisses David Daniels from SMTD faculty

    David Daniels has been dismissed from his role as professor of voice in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. He had been on administrative leave since August 2018 following public allegations of sexual misconduct.

  5. February 20, 2020

    Faculty group recommends streamlined tenure dismissal process

    A faculty working group is recommending U-M policies governing the dismissal of tenured faculty should be amended to “improve efficiency, reduce ambiguity and … ensure fairness, transparency and due process.”

  6. January 23, 2020

    Faculty members share concerns, questions about tenure rules

    Faculty members said university policies that guide the dismissal of tenured faculty should be revised to streamline the review process but should not include proposed measures to suspend pay for certain accused faculty.

  7. December 13, 2019

    Faculty group reviewing tenure rules plans town halls, online survey

    A faculty working group tasked with recommending changes to U-M’s policies that cover dismissal of tenured faculty will launch two initiatives across all three campuses in January to gather additional faculty input.

  8. October 28, 2019

    Academic freedom lecturer to address tenured faculty reductions

    Henry F. Reichman of the American Association of University Professors will deliver the 29th Davis, Markert, and Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom.

  9. October 7, 2019

    Faculty group to consider changes to tenure-removal bylaws

    A working group of nine professors across U-M’s three campuses has begun the process of recommending revisions to policies that cover dismissal of tenured faculty.

  10. December 14, 2017

    Coalition seeks more transparency on life science career prospects

    U-M is part of a coalition working to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities, and career prospects.