I am not naïve enough to believe that tenure can in any way be changed and I certainly don’t believe it can be eliminated. But let me give you my thoughts on how a monster like tenure, which eventually will prevent UNR and UNLV from reaching a competitive status of the other universities in this country, will finally motivate the Nevada legislature and governor to further curtail funding of higher education. The Republicans have figured out that public higher education is a disaster. It is inefficient in many respects (tenure is one of the most serious problems) and the only way to eliminate these problems is to close the system down because they can’t be fixed.
The next two weeks Twitters deal with my observations.
Remember that tenure creates a lifetime employment contract between the university and the professor which in reality cannot be terminated by the university.