Attention: This is not a current document. It is an excerpt from the Web page of the former Colorado governor, Roy Romer. It is displayed by the Colorado State Archives for its historical value.
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DECLARING THE NEED FOR A POST-TENURE REVIEW SYSTEM FOR ALL COLORADO'S INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
|WHEREAS,||Colorado needs the provision of tenure or due process for faculty members at institutions of higher education to preserve academic freedom and ensure the ability of state-supported institutions to attract and retain high quality teaching faculty members; and|
|WHEREAS,||I support post-tenure review and believe that Colorado's institutions of higher education should take steps to implement such review systems; and|
|WHEREAS,||each governing board should establish a post-tenure review policy under which tenured faculty members receive a performance evaluation; and|
|WHEREAS,||a faculty member with unsatisfactory performance may be placed on probation and may lose tenure.|
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Roy Romer, Governor of the State of Colorado, under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Colorado, DO HEREBY ORDER THAT:
|a. Each institution shall provide voluntary assistance to faculty members in completing their professional improvement or remediation plans.|
|b. Each institution shall allow a faculty member to provide input concerning the performance improvement plan. The performance improvement plan shall be imposed within 90 days after the final determination of unsatisfactory performance.|
|c. Based on the criteria outlined in the plan, the faculty member shall be re-evaluated after a period not to exceed three years. The performance plan shall specify the re-evaluation date.|
|GIVEN under my hand and the|
|Executive Seal of the State of Colorado|
|this 9th day of December, 1997.
Last modified June 18, 2003