Campus News

Tenure back on track for new faculty at Michigan’s Cornerstone University

The board of trustees at Cornerstone University, an independent Christian college in Grand Rapids, Mich., voted to reinstate the practice of offering a tenure-track route to new faculty hires, the Grand Rapids News reported.

The vote reverses a three-year-old policy that was created, officials said, to more easily adjust to changing market conditions. While only 10 new hires were made under the new system, university officials said they worried about recruiting and retaining top-notch faculty without offering tenure. Two-thirds of Cornerstone’s 58 full-time faculty members have tenure under the old system, the newspaper reported.