OSU to study tenure diversity

Saturday, January 21st 2006, 7:54 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The Faculty Council at Oklahoma State University will study faculty promotion, tenure and salaries for evidence of bias against female and minority professors.

The council's Faculty Committee is designing a study comparing the university's archived promotion, tenure and salary data to diversity factors such as race, gender and age.

Committee chairwoman Cathy Sleezer says the committee will also survey current faculty members about their perceptions of the university's promotion and tenure system.

The committee announced the study after a December article in the student newspaper, The Daily O-Collegian.

It quoted Faculty Council President Bob Darcy as saying black faculty members have a harder time getting reappointed and tenured than their white colleagues.