Tenure and promotion: Technology faculty and the research one university

Albert McHenry, Lakshmi V. Munukutla

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A significant issue has existed for engineering technology faculty members who aspire to faculty positions at universities who have research as a primary mission element. It is the requirement of a doctoral degree as the entry-level credential for the ET professorate. This concern pervades many professional discussions of faculty status both formal and informal. It has led to TAC/ABET guidelines on the subject in an effort to provide a community-wide solution to the perceived problem. Yet these concerns remain. The purpose of this paper is to provide context and quantifiable evidence from Carnegie Research 1 universities that defines the scope of the conditions that give rise to a major component the ET faculty concerns. The information generated, explains variations in patterns of institutional hiring, tenure criteria, and promotion standards and allays negative faculty feelings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4797-4803
Number of pages7
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Event1999 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Engineering Education to Serve the World - Cahrlotte, NC, United States
Duration: Jun 20 1999Jun 23 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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