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Sioux City Journal siouxcityjournal.com 25 Jan, 2023 00:00 am

Tenure ban shelved again, but more reviews may be proposed

Tenure ban shelved again, but more reviews may be proposed
DES MOINES — A legislative proposal to prohibit Iowa’s public universities from offering tenure to faculty once again will be shelved.

But not before one Republican state lawmaker warned a regents official about what he described Tuesday as conservative students feeling unwelcome on campuses.” Roughly 42 percent of regents university faculty are tenured, and another 12 percent are on the track to tenure, a regents official said during the hearing.Currently, tenure reviews are conducted every six or seven years, a regents official said.The official said roughly six or seven tenured faculty are dismissed over a 10-year period.

He said this year he will not introduce another such proposal; instead, he plans to introduce legislation that would require universities to conduct more frequent reviews of tenured faculty.DES MOINES — A legislative proposal to prohibit Iowa’s public universities from offering tenure to faculty once again will be shelved.

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