Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Role of Collegiality in Tenure Decisions

At lunch today, the topic of Amy Bishop's tenure case gone bad came up.  For those of you who might be unaware of the case, she is accused of killing three fellow faculty, including the department chair, at a faculty meeting.  The topic HERE does not deal directly with the killings, but rather with the idea of how much of a role or even IF collegiality should play a role in the tenure decision.  If an assistant professor has met all of the criteria for tenure, but does not "work and play well with others", should tenure be denied?

This is a TOUGH question.  This issue is primarily of interest to academics of course, but let me point you to a very good post (with GREAT comments).