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Jonathan Dresner

"Tenure decisions are often about whether you want to work with someone for the rest of your career."

I thought that was hiring decisions. Tenure decisions are about whether a person has demonstrated the requisite levels of competence (sometimes excellence) in the areas of teaching, research and service. Any other considerations are potentially grounds for wrongful termination charges. But your faculty handbook may be different than mine.

Dave Tufte

Yes, that's the letter of the law.

But, it would be naive to think that this is the way that it works in practice.

In any event, I personally am a lot thicker skinned than most, which is why I indicated that I would've voted for Roberds based on the information that is public.

Also, please keep in mind that Roberds was fired. His tenure decision was never made.

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