The Kansas Board of Regents have approved an exception to the tenure clock extension policy.
Vice President of Academic Affairs Daniel Archer spoke to the details of the tenure policy during Wednesday’s meeting.
A one-time exception was granted by the Regents for tenure-track employees at universities including at K-State in April 2020, due to COVID-19 disruptions. Thus, those employees would not have to count the pandemic as one of their two extensions as the policy states.
Archer says having the policy will include the faculty cohort hired in fall 2020.
The extension request received unanimous board approval.
Other items of note from Wednesday:
- The Regents approved a request from K-State to raze a haybarn at the Agricultural Research Center in Hays, which sustained extensive damage from the Dec. 15 windstorm.
- The Regents received the proposal for the Facilities Capital Renewal Initiative.
- K-State College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Bonnie Rush and Vice President for Research David Rosowsky presented updates on the state’s investments in research programs. Rosowsky presented specifically on global food systems and also on K-State’s economic prosperity plan.
Wednesday was also the final Board of Regents meeting for retiring K-State President Richard Myers, who was honored with a statement on behalf of the board from President Cheryl Harrison-Lee.
The board presented Myers with a piece of framed artwork portraying a Kansas wheat field at sunset. Myers is retiring next month after five years leading K-State. He praised the work of the Regents and others involved in higher education.
Incoming K-State President Dr. Richard Linton will succeed Myers on Feb. 14 and will make his debut on KMAN’s In Focus on March 11.