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Vos: Data shows UW tenure means job for lifeSubmitted: 05/26/2016
MADISON - Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he has obtained data that proves university tenure means jobs for life.

Vos released an email Thursday that UW System State Relations Director Jeff Schoenfeldt sent to his office this week in response to a request for historical tenure data. Schoenfeldt said that six tenured faculty have been dismissed for cause system-wide between 1996 and 2015.

System faculty have been upset with Republican lawmakers for removing tenure protections from state law. They've also expressed frustration with system President Ray Cross and regents for adopting weaker tenure policies. Gov. Scott Walker earlier this month accused faculty of groaning and called tenure a job for life.

David Vannes, president of the Madison's American Association of University Professors chapter, said the system wouldn't have earned its sterling reputation with underperforming faculty.

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