‘Club of one’: Nebraska administrators, professors criticize effort to end faculty tenure

Faculty groups and administrators at the University of Nebraska lined up Tuesday to oppose a legislative proposal to end faculty tenure, with many saying it could handicap NU.

State Sen. Loren Lippincott said his goal is not to stifle academic freedom but to put benchmarks in place and allow for more transparency.

Interim NU President Chris Kabourek, the first person to testify in opposition at the hearing, framed tenure as something NU needed in its “toolbox.”

Should LB 1064 pass, Kabourek added, it would put NU at a “great competitive disadvantage” to peer institutions as he predicted that faculty would look elsewhere for positions.

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