NEWS BRIEFS: If Enacted, North Dakota Proposal Would Reduce Percentage of Tenured Faculty at ND’s Public Colleges/Universities

FROM INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION: “The American Association of University Professors says 68% of U.S. faculty members held what it calls contingent appointments in fall 2021, compared to about 47% in 1987,” a 21% drop over a quarter-century period. Now, “a draft report from the North Dakota Board of Higher Education’s Tenure/Post-Tenure Ad Hoc Committee makes some sweeping recommendations that could lead to double-digit decreases in the share of tenured and tenure-track faculty members at community colleges, along with reductions in the award of tenure on all state campuses.” Read more here.

From a draft report North Dakota State Board of Higher Education (graph prepared by Inside Higher Education)

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