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NIC Tenure Workshops Upsets Faculty

Lloyd Duman, chairman of the English & Modern Languages Department, sent a letter defending faculty tenure to Chairman Ken Howard of the North Idaho College Board of Trustees. The board has scheduled a special meeting to discuss tenure next Tuesday. Duman's letter reads in part:

"Unfortunately, the debate format of the tenure workshop creates a polarized situation that undermines the trust between the Board and the faculty, implying that established policies are somehow flawed and existing faculty with a long commitment to the college are not fulfilling their obligations. NIC faculty have little choice but to take a defensive stance toward the Board. They must defend themselves and the academic profession, for our tenure policy and process are the foundation of our professional code of ethics and values." Complete letter here.

Question: Do you support tenure for North Idaho College instructors?

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