U Of Colorado To Begin Offering Three-Year Contracts To Instructors

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Beginning next year, the University of Colorado will offer three-year contracts to some instructors who are now considered at-will employees with one-year teaching agreements.

CU system spokesman Ken McConnellogue said the university is still ironing out the details and will begin by offering a designated number of the extended contracts in the fall of 2013.

During a systemwide faculty leader meeting in Denver on Thursday, Kathleen Bollard, vice president for academic affairs, said all the CU chancellors and President Bruce Benson agreed to offer the extended contracts after a law passed last legislative session allowing universities to do so.

"I think it's going to be great for recruiting -- and especially for retaining -- high-quality instructors," Bollard said.

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