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Faculty Tenure Essentials: Keys to Avoiding Lawsuits After Denial

Summary

Live Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Tenure disputes can be a major headache or even a nightmare for universities. The percentage of tenured and tenure-track professors has been declining while the number of related disputes and lawsuits has risen dramatically. How can you decrease the likelihood of a lawsuit and protect your institution from liability? Please join us for this 60-minute webinar to discover:

  • How to establish appropriate tenure criteria to protect your policies
  • Tenure evaluations: Guidelines for an effective process
  • Keys for responding to discrimination claims - protect your school
  • Real life scenarios: Analyzing outcomes to learn valuable lessons

Program Highlights

  • Effective Guidelines for Establishing Tenure & Avoiding Lawsuits

    • Emerging trends: How is tenure evolving
    • How to be proactive: Setup clear and fair due process
    • What you must include in policies and procedures
    • Keys for developing pre-tenure evaluations and rubrics
  • Promotion & Tenure Evaluation Process: What You Need to Know

    • Academic freedom and the tenure process
    • Denied tenure: How to best notify candidates
    • Support unsuccessful candidates - decrease claims
    • Common problems colleges face and how to avoid them
  • Protect Your Institution from Legal Claims When Tenure is Denied

    • Guidelines for responding to appeals
    • How to respond to discrimination claims after denial of tenure
    • Real life examples: Lessons learned from actual tenure cases
    • What colleges need to know about rescinding tenure
  • Live Q&A: Have Your Promotion & Tenure Questions Answered by the Expert!

About The Speaker

Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq. Dr. Castagnera holds a JD and a PhD in American studies from Case Western Reserve University.

  • His 30-year career in higher education includes a stint as Case Western Reserve's Director of University Communication, and teaching experience at the University of Texas-Austin, the Widener University and Drexel University schools of law, and Penn's Wharton School of Business.
  • He has published 20 books, including the Handbook for Student Law for Higher Education Administrators (Peter Lang, revised edition 2014).
  • Now in his 20th year as the associate provost and legal counsel for academic affairs at New Jersey's Rider University, his responsibilities include regulatory, governance, human resource, faculty labor relations, academic assessment, promotion and tenure, and litigation matters. He has reviewed and voted on approximately 400 promotion & tenure cases.

Program Benefits

Join us for a 60-minute webinar designed to provide higher education professionals with the necessary strategies to improve your promotion and tenure process and protect you and your institution.