Tenure

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What, If Anything, To Do About Tenure?

Apr 20, 2012 by George Leef |

Tenure should be left to "bottom-up" decision processes.

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Larry Summers Speaks at ACTA

Nov 07, 2011 by George Leef |

Larry Summers has some interesting thoughts about grade inflation, tenure, and the curriculum. As an economist, Summers is part of the problem (he’s completely absorbed in the Keynesian view that the federal government can… Continue Reading | 2 Comments >

Lessons from Our Upgrade to a Non-Tenure University

Oct 31, 2011 by Douglas Campbell, James E. Fletcher |

Two professors contrast employment with a tenure system to employment without it.

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Is Tenure the Root of All Evil?

Oct 17, 2011 by George Leef |

No, but it's responsible for much that is wrong in higher education, argues Naomi Schaefer Riley in her recent book The Faculty Lounges.

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Video: Naomi Schaefer Riley on Colleges in the Prestige (Not Teaching) Business

Aug 23, 2011 by |

Tenure and a heavy emphasis on research over teaching are among the factors that dilute contemporary higher education, says Naomi Schaefer Riley.

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Untenuring Tenure

Jun 03, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood weighs Naomi Schaefer Riley’s arguments for abolishing tenure in her book The Faculty Lounges.

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NPR vs. Northwestern University

Mar 10, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

At the Chronicle, Naomi Schaefer Riley has a perceptive post contrasting National Public Radio with Northwestern University. Both recently went through public embarrassments, but at NPR, people were fired. At the… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Not a Coincidence

Jan 04, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

A veteran of many faculty searches thinks it's more than plausible -- having experienced first-hand the heavy breathing of administrators determined to "diversify" the faculty -- that minority hires have been given a lower… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

UCSD Prof Gains Tenure Aiding Illegal Aliens

Nov 22, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

This video (h/t The Blaze) excerpts interviews of two UCSD professors, Micha Cardenas and Ricardo Dominguez, who advocate the dissolution of the United States. Professor Dominguez states that he won tenure at UCSD by designing… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Abolish Tenure - But Then What?

Nov 12, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

Jason Fertig calls for long-term thinking about faculty employment and evaluation. If tenure were to be abolished, what would take its place?

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A Not-So-Bold Plan

Sep 15, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

A new book by Mark Taylor, Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming Our Colleges and Universities, recycles some familiar ideas.

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Tenure: Not So Good, Not So Bad Either

Aug 16, 2010 by George Leef |

Tenure has been discussed a lot lately and in today's Pope Center piece, economics professor Roger Meiners weighs in. He likens tenure to unionization. It causes some inefficiency, but can be and mostly is dealt with by isolating… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

Tenure and the Cost of Professors: The Production Perspective

Aug 04, 2010 by Bruce Heiden |

The death of tenure would mean the supply of high quality faculty members would shrink, argues Bruce Heiden.

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Campuses’‘Chokepoint Charlies’

Jul 22, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Tom Blumer observes that our leftist universities and their ilk possess and abuse their power to destroy careers and control people's lives. The communists, he says, constructed checkpoints, whereas our leftist leaders use… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Dispatch from the Tenure Wars

Jun 23, 2010 by David Clemens |

Writing in the Wall Street Journal (June 18), Timothy Knowles, “a former teacher, principal and district leader” laments the difficulty of eliminating “low-performing teachers.”  Granted, there… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

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