Wayne State: 5 professors ‘not doing anything,’ should lose tenure

Jun 15, 2017 by

Detroit — In a move rarely seen in academia, Wayne State University is trying to fire multiple faculty members depicted as abusing their tenure by doing as little work as possible.

Hearings to revoke tenure start Wednesday for the first of five WSU medical school professors who allegedly are performing poorly in research, scholarship or teaching. Another five professors, including some outside the 996 faculty members in the medical school, also may face dismissal proceedings, university officials said.

Only two other times in WSU’s 149-year history has the university begun proceedings to take away a professor’s tenure, which is an indefinite appointment. In both cases, the faculty member prevailed.

But this is the first time the university is attempting to terminate several professors. They will lose their jobs if tenure is revoked.

 

Source: Wayne State: 5 professors ‘not doing anything,’ should lose tenure

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