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February 2, 2021

ASLE Statement in Opposition to KBOR Suspension of Tenure Policy

This statement is in response to a new Kansas Board of Regents policy that suspends the procedures of shared governance, including tenure protection, in order to ease dismissals, suspensions, and terminations.

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The leadership of ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment condemns the recent decision of the Kansas Board of Regents to suspend tenure for two years without going through the already-established procedures that mandate a declaration of financial exigency, budget transparency, protection for faculty rights, and close coordination with faculty governance ...