Monday, April 3, 2017

Wayne State's Move to Strip 5 Professors of Tenure Sparks Unease About a Broader Threat

The Chronicle of Higher Education
By Sarah Brown
April 3, 2017

As Wayne State University takes the highly unusual step of trying to strip tenure from five medical-school professors who its president says are "abusing the tenure system," some faculty members on the campus say they're concerned that more tenure threats many not be far behind.

M. Roy Wilson, who has been the university's president since 2013, drew attention on Wednesday after a Detroit News article quoted him as saying that the five professors in question "not doing anything" and that "the bar is not that high."  Hearings for one of them took place on Wednesday and Thursday.

Read the full article at The Chronicle of Higher Education's website here.

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