Online Learning Update

May 29, 2020

Universities Are Freezing Tenure Clocks. What Will That Mean for Junior Faculty of Color?

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

Sara Weissman, Diverse Education

More than 240 universities are offering junior faculty extensions on their tenure clocks to ease the pressure as the coronavirus upends their research and routines. Dr. Delia Fernandez says it’s “one of the most basic things universities can do to support their junior faculty … because the idea of research productivity, or any productivity at this time, is kind of absurd,” she said. But some faculty are concerned about whether extensions alone account for academia’s disparities.

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