Letters to the Editor

Offering tenure presents concerns

To the Editor,

Re: Weekend talks planned at VIU, March 19.

I understand from reading your paper that the standoff between the faculty and Vancouver Island University administration is not over money.

I guess that the main stumbling block is job security.

The basic problem from the administration point of view with giving instructors some form of tenure is that it will be abused. Some people, on getting tenure, will do the minimum work that they can.

Firing a teacher for cause is difficult. So I suggest a compromise settlement.

The administration should be allowed to put a teacher on probation for a year and then, at their discretion, be able to fire that person.

To avoid a ‘use it or lose it’ attitude by the administration, any unused firings could be carried over. Maybe it could be a 50-per cent holdover.

Greg Blundell


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Community Events, October 2015

Add an Event