Faculty group censures university system over tenure change

The American Association of University Professors took the rare step of censuring the University System of Georgia, a move some believe will hurt in recruiting top-flight professors from other schools, writes Eric Stirgus for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The censure is in response to the Georgia Board of Regents’ decision in October to revamp its post-tenure faculty review process. University system leaders and the board said the changes were needed to better measure student success. Many Georgia professors disagreed, saying the revisions will make it easier to fire professors and stifle academic freedom.

The century-old association voted unanimously on Saturday 5 March to censure the Georgia system. The association has no regulatory power over Georgia, but it hopes the action will draw national scrutiny to its complaints about the system’s changes.
Full report on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution site