D’oh Tenure

September 24, 2009

Other tenure-track professors and some tenured professors told me what I was saying about the new handbook, the one that was effective before it was completed, while faculty and the administration wrangled over words and details, was false but out of them, I was the only one who had read it. Tenure changes:

  • a might-happen raise of 4% of your salary at the time of tenure/promotion: for me, that would’ve equaled an extra $1600/year [in the old handbook, the raise was far more]
  • a “financial exigency” could lead to instructors at any rank, in any department being let go
  • one paid sabbatical year; subsequent sabbaticals, which must be at least 6 years from the last one, are unpaid though your benefits are maintained but if you do not work a full year after the sabbatical, you owe D’oh for the premiums it paid on your behalf. And that reimbursement must be “immediate.”

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