HIGHER ED DIGEST: University of Georgia System eliminates faculty tenure system

The University of Georgia System becomes the first public college and university system in the country to eliminate employment and academic freedom protections for tenured professors.

The Board of Regents, maintains that the policy change will streamline the process of removing faculty members who do not adequately contribute to a university, and the 19-member board unanimously approved the new measure on Wednesday. In the fall of 2020, there were more than 5,800 tenured faculty in the entire Georgia university system.

Byline: Giulia Heyward – New York Times