Thursday, July 5, 2012

Discussing Tenure

I know that I have spent a lot of time over the past several weeks discussing tenure. I know it has been an exercise in futility because there is no power on earth to change it.  You therefore ask yourself why I spent this much time and effort in looking at the problem.  My answer is simple.   If you can’t get those who have created the problem to solve it; in fact, if you can’t even get those who caused the problem to understand there is a problem, then you have to go outside of the institution to solve it.
Remember that tenure creates a lifetime employment contract between the university and the professor which in reality cannot be terminated by the university.

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