Florida: Student petition leads to questions on tenure

Tue, Apr 9 2013 — Source: UNF Spinnaker

Student concern sparked a petition this March to have a UNF professor moved to tenure-track.

“We just want to get as many signatures as we can,” said Phillip Wenturine, a UNF English senior. “It’s commentary to show why Professor Ari should get the tenure that he deserves.”

Professor Mark Ari, a senior instructor at UNF, has worked at the university for 12 years. However, at the time of his hiring, Professor Ari was hired as a non-tenure-track faculty. The students were initially concerned Ari was being denied tenure, but this was quickly dispelled by Ari himself.

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