uSask President will no longer have tenure veto power

August 25, 2014

The President of the University of Saskatchewan will no longer have the power to veto tenure decisions. The change was stipulated in a new 3-year collective bargaining agreement tentatively agreed to by the university and the uSask Faculty Association. “I am pleased we have reached this agreement,” said Ernie Barber, uSask’s Interim Provost. “Tenure is a significant career milestone for academics and one of the most important decisions that a university makes. I believe the proposed changes are respectful of our collegial processes and will bring resolution to this important issue that has been widely debated in recent months.” In July, the StarPhoenix reported that uSask was considering appealing an earlier arbitrator’s recommendation that the President not have veto power over tenure decisions, though uSask said at that point that it was still engaged in an internal review of the policy. StarPhoenix