Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Leadership

First Committee Member

Dale Andersen

Number of Pages



This study carries forward the research of post-tenure review in selected community colleges. Administrators, faculty leadership, and faculty from the four (4) community colleges in Nevada and the seven (7) peer institutions of the Community College of Southern Nevada (CCSN) participated in this research; A descriptive survey instrument was used that was formatted using Likert-type items. The participants were asked to rate the degree to which they agreed or disagreed with the 27 statements; Statements 1--15 were designed to reflect the participant perceptions on how their institutions post-tenure review procedures comported with the AAUP's MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR GOOD PRACTICES IF A FORMAL SYSTEM OF POST TENURE REVIEW IS ESTABLISHED. Statements 16--20 were to provide information from the participant regarding their perceptions of post-tenure review. There were 45 completed instruments returned out of a possible 65 for a response rate of 69 percent; The statements relating to consistency with the AAUP standards found that generally participants felt the following components of their post-tenure review process fell short of consistency with AAUP standards: (1) Participants generally felt that their post-tenure review was only a reevaluation or revalidation of their tenure status. (2) There was a general feeling that the burden of proof was shifted from administration to the individual faculty members to show cause why he/she should be retained. (3) Only one half of the faculty participants felt there were tangible recognition of those faculty members who had actually demonstrated high or improved performance. (4) Generally, administrators felt they could mandate or impose a developmental program. (5) Only 43 percent of the faculty agreed that other possibilities such as mutually agreeable reassignment to other duties were an option to separation; It was clear from this research that generally there is support for post tenure review in a formative context rather than a summative one; Based on the results of this study and reflection on the implications of these findings, suggestions for a model for post-tenure review for CCSN was formulated and presented.*; *This dissertation is compound (contains both a paper copy and a CD as part of the dissertation). The CD requires the following system requirements: Adobe Acrobat.


CCSN; College; Community; Community Colleges; Institutions; Nevada; Peer; Policies; Post; Post-tenure Review; Policies; Posttenure Review; Study; Tenure

Controlled Subject

Community colleges; School management and organization

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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