Georgia state universities weaken tenure protections

Move bolsters fears of political attacks on US higher education and prompts AAUP to consider boycott From Times Higher Education/Paul Source: iStock The governing board of higher education in the US state of Georgia, surrounded by faculty protesters, voted to expand its systems for removing tenured professors over alleged job performance concerns. The Georgia Board of Regents said it took the action – covering 7,500 tenured professors at 25 public campuses in Georgia – to help its faculty improve and to let institutions shed those who do not. Opponents, however, listed concerns that included the regents citing the relatively…

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