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UA 07/073 Faculty Task Force on Tenure

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Scope and Contents

These files were donated by the task force, and includes the files of Duncan McArthur, who was secretary of the task force at the time. This task force was created by President Gordon W. Blackwell in 1974 to study the tenure situation at Furman and make a report with recommendations. The task force studied multiple topics related to Furman’s tenure policy. The topics included: retirement dates for faculty; eligibility for tenure; tenure and academic freedom; tenure quotas; responsibilities of tenured persons; evaluation procedures; legal aspects; relation of tenure to economic security; relationship of tenure and fringe benefits; early retirement and incentives; term contracts; tenable position for part-time and non-tenured persons. The final report was delivered to the Board of Trustees in 1976 and included a description of the scope of the study, recommendations, appendices, and individual reports written by members of the task force.

This collection contains memos, correspondence, meeting minutes, reports (including the final report), and a copy of the 1973 edition of AAUP Policy Documents and Reports.