Is Collegiality Code for Hating Ethnic Racial and Female Faculty at Tenure Time?
The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
Increasingly, plaintiffs from academe allege that “collegiality” in
the tenure review process codes for “discrimination.” Consider this:
A biology professor at a Midwestern university, the only woman in
her department, is denied tenure, despite an exemplary record of
research and publications, because her department objected to her
handling of a letter of recommendation for an undergraduate and took
umbrage at her criticism of a colleague’s work. Finding her collegiality
wanting, they voted to deny her tenure.
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