Guilford’s Board of Trustees today approved the revisions we proposed to the tenure and promotion process today after a brief discussion. Several trustees expressed appreciation for the hard, long, and thorough work of the faculty in reaching this goal. FEP, the Dean, and the faculty were specifically commended.

Congratulations and thanks to all who have worked on this process over the past decade or more, particularly to the members of FEP, whose language makes up much of the newly approved standards. I look forward to our present and future Guilford colleagues working under a rigorous but also much clearer and more flexible promotion and tenure system that better sustains their careers and that appreciates the breadth of faculty contributions to our students, to the national discourse, and to the pursuit and application of knowledge.