Today, the state of Georgia altered the level of protection afforded tenured professors at the state’s public universities. Though not all details have been revealed, college educators say this is the first step toward a policy to one day allow the state to fire professors as if there were no tenure at all. Even now, it appears a termination might require only a committee hearing that is expected to be a rubber-stamp procedure, if a professor receives unsatisfactory rankings on two annual reviews.
Critics of the change say this will certainly have an effect on the quality of the professors who will agree to work at Georgia universities. Schools like GA Tech and UGA will possibly see a decline in the quality of professors.
If this happens, will this affect future applicants’/families’ decisions to apply to and attend Georgia universities, especially high stats OOS students? Will this possibly negatively affect various rankings like USNWR and such?