The loss of lines of possession is accelerating. So is the erosion of tenure, by extension, according to a new institutional survey of tenure policies of the American Association of University Teachers.

The latest Survey of University and University Tenure Practices, in the Department of Education of the United States National Study of the Postsecundaria Faculty was in 2004. At that time, 17 percent of the institutions said that They had replaced the lines of contingent appointments in the previous five years.

Today, that figure is 54 percent, according to the AAUP survey, which paints an image of what happened since 2004, when the federal government stopped financing the national survey. The AAUP Report indicates that there are some problems with this comparison, such as how many institutions add possession during the same period. However, the group is alarmed by the triple increase of the institutions that report the line tenure lines and replace them with inelegable tenure appointments, and other studies have followed the long -term change of the quotes of the faculty holding the work to work contingent academic. (Based on federal data of 2019 cited by the AAUP, about 10 percent of the faculty appointments are via tenure, 27 percent are faint, 20 percent are full -time contingent and 43 percent are part -time contingents).

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A majority of institutions now also report having review policies after the headquarters: 58 percent compared to 46 percent in 2000 (2000 statistics are not of the federal survey, but rather a study of the manuals of the faculty by the academic Cathy Trower).

Only 27 percent of institutions currently however, have a review process after the headquarters that may result in the completion of titular appointments. The AAUP does not see that the subsequent review is necessary or even beneficial for the institution of tenure, but and other defenders of tenure are much more concerned about potentially punitive processes than the purely development. The AAUP has described the review process after the headquarters adopted last year by the Regent Board of the Georgia University System as especially serious, since it makes it possible for institutions to trigger teachers without contributions from the Faculty.

. The AAUP says its survey is representative of 1,200 doctoral, mastery or degree institutions. The group sent their questionnaire to a sample of 515 main academic officers and threw an response rate of 53 percent.

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In addition to the findings of the upper line on tenure, the AAUP survey sheds light on how diversity, equity and inclusion now take into account the tenure processes, since these issues were not part of national studies above. When asked if their institutions include explicit Dei criteria in tenure standards, 22 percent of respondents said yes.

by type of institution, about 30 percent of the doctoral universities said they had criteria of their tenure standards, compared to 19 percent with the 19 percent master's degree and 18 percent of bachelor's institutions. By size, 46 percent of large institutions reported having these criteria compared to 16 percent and 15 percent in medium and small institutions, respectively.

In some cases, such criteria have been considered controversial, with groups such as the basis of individual rights in education arguing that evaluating teachers about their contributions to DEI prevents their academic freedom. But Joerg Tiede, research director of the AAUP and author of the survey report, said the association does not agree with the statements that the Dei's criteria are "

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