Our faculty voted last year to allow any teaching faculty member to request going from being non-tenured to tenured. Our dean has now denied this request. Are there other universities offering this option? what are the pros and cons? and should we attempt to fight this?
Why were faculty allowed to vote on deciding their own tenure? Presumably the dean didn't sanction the vote, which is why they are denying requests. I don't understand why any university would invite faculty to award themselves tenure. Tenure is a form of promotion, granted by universities, not by faculty.