Debating the Effectiveness and Necessity of Tenure in Pharmacy Education.

Title

Debating the Effectiveness and Necessity of Tenure in Pharmacy Education.

Creator

Asbill Scott; Moultry Aisha Morris; Policastri Anne; Sincak Carrie A; Smith Lisa S; Ulbrich Timothy R

Publisher

American journal of pharmaceutical education

Date

2016
2016-08

Description

Academic tenure is a controversial and highly debated topic. Is tenure truly outdated or does it simply need to be reformed? On one hand, the tenure system has shortcomings including deincentivizing productive faculty members, inconsistent application of tenure policies and procedures, and the potential for discrimination during tenure decisions. On the other hand, the tenure system is a long held tradition in the academy, essential in higher education to ensure academic standards and values are upheld in the best interest of students. It provides faculty members with the academic freedom to try innovative teaching strategies and conduct research and assists with faculty retention and recruitment. Regardless of one's opinion, the tenure debate is not going away and warrants further discussion. This paper represents the work of a group of academic leaders participating in the 2014-2015 AACP Academic Leadership Fellowship Program. This work was presented as a debate at the 2015 AACP Interim Meeting in Austin, TX in February 2015.

Subject

Humans; *Career Mobility; *Faculty; debate; pharmacy education; promotion; tenure; Texas; Education; Pharmacy/*methods/trends; Pharmacy

Identifier

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

94–94

Issue

6

Volume

80

Citation

Asbill Scott; Moultry Aisha Morris; Policastri Anne; Sincak Carrie A; Smith Lisa S; Ulbrich Timothy R, “Debating the Effectiveness and Necessity of Tenure in Pharmacy Education.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 17, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5252.

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