Volume 95 Issue 4 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 23, 2017

Tenure under fire from Republican legislatures in two U.S. states

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: education, tenure, higher education

Legislation introduced last week by Republicans in Iowa and Missouri would eliminate tenure for professors at public colleges and universities. In Missouri, a bill (H.B. 266) would cease offers of tenure for new hires. A similar proposal (Senate file 41) in Iowa would end tenure for every professor, even those who already have it. Tenure offers job security and academic freedom to college faculty, but it has been under . . .

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