KCTCS Board Considers Dropping Faculty Tenure

Lexington, KY – The Kentucky Community and Technical College System's board of regents will consider abandoning the tenure system for future faculty members. The Lexington Herald Leader reports regents are considering the idea to allow the system hiring flexibility, equipping it to better handle "rapid shifts in the job market." Opponents worry doing away with the tenure system would hinder KCTCS's chances of attracting quality professors, especially to rural campuses. The board discusses the suggested policy Friday, which proposes not granting tenure to faculty after 168 current eligible tenure track faculty complete the process. Those decisions would be complete by 2014.