Librarians could soon have full tenure benefits

Librarians could soon have full tenure benefits

Librarians could soon have full tenure benefits
October 26
22:39 2015

Rachele Blick | Staff Writer

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Librarians at UNT will soon be able to enjoy the same benefits as other tenure-track faculty at the university. But first they will be removed from tenure track all together while administrators finish amending the policy.

Before, librarians could be appointed tenure without property rights, which rule that a tenured faculty member may not be fired without cause. If UNT’s tenure policy, also called 15.0, is revised, it would mean librarians would be given the same tenure treatment as faculty who are appointed to tenure.

Dr. Finley Graves, the provost and vice president for academic affairs, said the policy has been under review for almost two years. He said if the process is not completed by the end of this semester, the latest could be next fall.

“Librarians are a part of the intellectual world,” Graves said, adding that librarians do research, publish and, though they may not teach in a classroom setting, play an important role in students’ education.

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