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Board of Regents Governance

Regent Policy

No. 20

Tenure of the Faculty Statement of Policy

The University of Washington Regents accept in principle the concept that tenure for members of the faculty is essential for effective teaching and sustained productivity in scholarship. They furthermore accept in principle the concept that the privilege of a faculty member to hold his or her position without discriminatory reduction in salary, and not to be removed therefrom, should not be abrogated except for cause and through orderly administrative processes, maintaining and retaining, however, the responsibilities and obligations of the Board of Regents as defined in the laws of the state of Washington.

BR, October 1954; May 1956; per Executive Order No. 47, Section 2: confirmed January 3, 2017; [formerly numbered Regent Policy No. 2] BR, July 11, 2019.

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