The faculty senate approved a policy Thursday that removes most of the punitive language included in an earlier version. Some faculty members had expressed concerns in earlier meetings about possible discipline against faculty that did not meet department expectations.
Kansas Provost Jeffrey Vitter and Chancellor Bernadette Gray- Little still must approve the policy.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/IvWBEJ ) the proposal sets up post-tenure review committees to evaluate faculty members every seven years.
The Kansas Board of Regents in 2012 ordered state universities to devise a post-tenure review policy that would help faculty members “reach their full potential for contribution to the university.”