NTU responds to Assoc Prof Cherian George's tenure debacle
The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has responded to the outcry following news that Associate Professor Cherian George had been denied a tenure.
A university spokesperman said NTU has a rigorous tenure process and all NTU faculty staff seeking tenure went through the same process.
More than 1,000 faculty staff have gone through this process at NTU in the last 6 years and so far, more than 55 percent have been granted tenure.
The tenure review process is purely a peer-driven academic exercise comprising internal and external reviewers.
The two equally important criteria are distinction in research and scholarship, as well as high quality teaching.
Service and other contributions to the University, profession, or community are also taken into consideration.
As all employment matters are confidential, NTU said it will not comment on any specific cases.
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