AHA Sends Letter to North Carolina House of Representatives Opposing Bill to Eliminate Tenure (May 2023)

The AHA has sent a letter to members of the North Carolina House of Representatives: the Education—Community Colleges Committee, and the Education—Universities Committee. The letter opposes HB 715, which would eliminate tenure for new hires at state universities beginning in July 2024.  This, the AHA wrote, is “a short-sighted and ill-conceived policy that would significantly undercut what has been accomplished over decades by the thousands of individuals responsible for building a university system that ranks among the best in the world. . . . . Tenure helps to protect university classrooms and laboratories as spaces where learning is advanced and new knowledge is created, rather than any given political platform promoted.”