In direct opposition to the established practice of living, the public university university system will now allow its management to remove profured tenured with little to no filing offer.
The Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a new law, which is the only of its kind in the country, according to the American Association of University Professors. The move has been criticized by many professors, politicians and advocates for student freedom as a threat to the regime, which is designed to protect the faculty from unnecessary dismissal, allowing them to develop ideas or opinions that may be unpopular.
“Georgia is bigger than that, because that’s the idea of governance: it includes defense mechanisms,” said Irene Mulvey, president of the Professors Association, which threatening criticism university system. “There has to be a new voice for them in Georgia, because tenure doesn’t mean living there.”
The Council of Regents, which did not immediately respond to the request for comment, insisted that a change in the law would make it possible to remove students who did not give enough to the university, and seventeen-board members agreed to the move. on Wednesday. By the fall of 2020, there were more than 5,800 tenured factories in the entire Georgia university system.
“Our goal with this policy change is to promote professional development and accountability as well as to align this with our student achievement work,” said Erin Hames, board member, on Tuesday.
Initially, the methods of removing trained professors included the practices of your peers and other skills. Now, twenty-six professors of public universities can be fired after failing a series of two annual audits. If a professor fails to complete an improvement program after the exam, then that alone may be the reason for the suspension. The new constitution included an expansion bench – student achievement – in testing the performance of professors.
This new outcome is a monthly return-and-exit between professors and the Board of Regents, which oversees the national university system, since announcing last year that it would appoint a working group to review the post-test review.
In a statement issued by the working group in June, the group cited a number of shortcomings in the current system including time constraints, critical documents and that “very few members of low-income workers are identified and remedied.”
The statement also stated that there was a “need for accountability” as well as a settlement plan and that, in its current form, the Board of Regents had difficulty “supervising.”
Last month, the board released a memorandum that included a statement stating that a secured professor could be removed for reasons “without cause,” which caused concern leading to the approval of its final law.
Although this language is not in the legal framework, critics remain skeptical that changes that could affect the freedom of students of professors who produce research or speak in ways that contradict the beliefs of the board, or the Republican governor, Brian Kemp.
“The voice of instruction is now being heard slowly,” said Matthew Boedy, professor of marketing and design professors at the University of North Georgia, a public university, and the president of the Georgia Association of University Professors.
He sees the election, he said, as a “deep attack on the ideology of higher education,” adding, “Everyone involved in higher education knows the theme of the dead state in Georgia today.”
Some are concerned that these new changes affect the government’s ability to recruit and retain faculty and students at its public universities, which include Georgia Tech, one of the top public research centers in the country.
“People are not going to want to go to a place where something like this happened,” said Dr. Mulvey. “So students and teachers will suffer because of this choice.”
On Tuesday, more than 1,500 professors in the region had signed a petition challenging the new law. Stacey Abrams, a former Democratic candidate, governor, also openly expressed disagreement with the measure hours before the meeting was adjourned.
“Academic freedom is guaranteed by taking on more than just paying,” Ms. Abrams tweeted on Wednesday. “Georgia can’t compete for talent or produce talent if we disrupt public universities.”
The election comes at a time when the state administration is receiving a repatriation to other school members over a ban on mascot powers on academic institutions. The board stood by the ban.
“We continue to live up to the governor’s expectations and the needs of government agencies through this scourge,” said Teresa MacCartney, the university’s acting chancellor.