April 7, 2020
The AIA has joined with numerous other scholarly societies in endorsing the American Sociological Association Statement Regarding Faculty Review and Reappointment During the COVID-19 Crisis. The statement speaks to the unprecedented circumstances facing higher education as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic and it calls on higher education administrators to consider appropriate temporary adjustments to their review and reappointment processes for tenure line and contingent faculty, in light of these circumstances. The statement further recommends, again in light of the current context, adjusting expectations for faculty scholarship at this time. This statement commends institutions who have already taken these steps and encourages other institutions of higher learning to consider adopting similar measures, and to communicate their expectations to faculty in a timely manner.