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.