Five Saint A teachers facing the revision of their mandate – the Saint Anselm Crier
Each year of a teacher’s career moves the tenure clock forward to ensure more room for job search and job security. All teachers must teach in higher education for six years (not always at the same school) to start the tenure examination. This year, five professors will be assessed for their tenure, potentially adding to the eight professors already teaching during their tenure. Candidates for the exam this year study subjects ranging from physics to fine arts.
One of the five professors being considered for tenure this year is Assistant Professor of English Prof. Michael New. Professor New went to school at the University of Rochester studying English with a minor in art history, while soon following to Penn State to receive his masters and doctorate. Professor New’s “tenure clock” started at Saint Anselm and will also be reviewed to continue here.
While tenure guarantees job security, Professor New also wants to strengthen the deep sense of tenure. “This aims to ensure a broad and free debate of ideas and a diversity of perspectives. ”
While Professor New could have taught in many other schools, he states that “there is a sense of community and mission, which really matches my own values and what I want to get out of my professional life. “.
New also appreciates the harsh environment Saint Anselm inhibits and the motivation he gives to the students at the top of the hill. .
Professor Nicole Gugluicci is also one of the five professors whose tenure is being considered, as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics. Professor Gugluicci wishes to pursue his professional career in Saint Anselme because their research covers all aspects of their training. “Although it’s in the physics department, there is also a stream where I can work in the education department. My background is not only in astronomy, but also in educational research, so it was perfect. ”
Professor Gugluicci’s six years at the top of the hill have also created relationships that they wish to develop over time. “I have really enjoyed the relationships that I have developed here over the past six years, so the tenure would allow me to continue.”
While study abroad is an option at many schools, the Assistant Music Professor in the Fine Arts Department, Professor Andrew Haringer, drew inspiration from his European roots to study music and the history at Dartmouth, after studying historical musicology at Columbia and receiving his master’s degree in piano and a university in Hungary. Professor Haringer says the main difference between studying in the United States and in Hungary is the independence and abandonment of European university models. Professor Haringer explains the honor of tenure and how “the release [it is] to express your opinions and pursue your scientific interests with a certain degree of autonomy.
A common denominator in the professors’ love for hilltop teaching is the values held by the school and its students: the community, the individual and the divine. The tenure committee begins reviewing these applicants and welcomes letters from the community regarding faculty under review and information relevant to their potential tenure by October 20, 2021. For more information on the to send relevant information about these candidates, please visit the Crier website.