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Managing Risk in High-Stakes Faculty Employment Decisions

Julee T. Flood and Terry L. Leap

Abstract

Using a risk management framework, the book discusses the landscape of U.S. higher education and faculty employment decisions. Topics include institutional differences, challenges facing colleges and universities, the erosion of academic standards, administrative bloat, changing promotion and tenure standards, sexual harassment, and Title IX concerns about campus safety. Attention is also given to the manner in which faculty members are hired and mentored and the decision-making biases that affect the way in which faculty members are granted promotion and tenure. The social psychological aspec ... More

Keywords: Risk management, Faculty hiring, Tenure, Faculty governance, Decision biases, Academic freedom, Free speech, Collegiality, Faculty contracts, Non-tenure track faculty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501728952
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501728952.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julee T. Flood, author
University of Tennessee

Terry L. Leap, author
University of Tennessee, Knoxville