Hampton Lifts Freeze on Faculty Tenure, Promotions
Hampton University has ended a four-year freeze on faculty tenure and promotions, opening the way for increased research opportunities and a boost in full time faculty beginning in 2013.
Resuming promotions and tenure will help HU become a major research institution as it commits to long-term relationships with faculty members, says Provost Pamela Hammond.
HU implemented the freeze in October 2008 to avoid moves such as laying off staff, implementing furloughs and cutting pay as the economy hit a downturn, employees say.
Hampton staff received raises during the freeze, with a seven percent increase in 2011 courtesy of a $1 million gift from Hampton President William Harvey and his wife, Norma.