UM: Tenure

Inside Higher Ed reports on the recent vote by University of Michigan’s board of regents to extend the allowable timeline for achieving tenure to 10 years: “The regents’ vote Thursday came as a blow to many faculty members in Ann Arbor, whose governing body, the Senate Assembly, in January voted nearly unanimously, 54-1, against the plan. ‘I think a lot of us are disappointed,’ Edward Rothman, professor of statistics and chair of the assembly, told Inside Higher Ed. The faculty had wanted, he said, to take more time to examine the problem ‘carefully and numerically’ and to explore options that were ‘consistent with a win-win atmosphere since we’re all part of the same university.’” [Source]