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Explore the debate and science of Tenure.

January 26, 2023

Counterproductive Tenure Reform

David Randall

North Dakota House Bill 1446 proposes new reform to tenure in the state's public universities. While the sentiment is welcome, the bill is likely to decrease intellectual diversity on campus.

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December 9, 2022

NAS Applauds the Florida Board of Governors' Tenure Reform Efforts

National Association of Scholars

The National Association of Scholars has sent the following letter to the Florida Board of Governors expressing its support for their tenure reform efforts. 

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October 7, 2022

On Tenure

J. Scott Turner

Tenure will only provide the protection it is supposed to when university faculty can wield effective power against the academy’s political overseers.

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October 23, 2015

A Conservative's Defense of Tenure

David Randall

David Clemens writes as a conservative in defense of tenure.

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September 23, 2015

A Defense of Publish or Perish

George Leef

Prof. Paul Gottfried defends the publish or perish system for faculty promotions in a piece for the Pope Center.

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August 18, 2015

Faculty Tenure: Improve It, Don't Remove It

W. Lee Hansen

W. Lee Hansen argues that revisions to faculty tenure must be objective and preserve academic freedom. 

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August 7, 2015

Diversity Clauses for UCLA

Ashley Thorne

Ashley Thorne shows how UCLA's priority on diversity puts pressure on faculty members' academic freedom. 

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August 7, 2015

Virginia Tech Must Eliminate Diversity Requirements

Ashley Thorne

Update on Virginia Tech's tenure guidelines. 

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July 14, 2015

The Enigma of Tenure

Malcolm Kline

Malcolm Kline calls tenure into question.

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July 14, 2015

Why College Professors Need Tenure

Professor Russell Eisenman argues that tenure is a necessary safeguard for professors.

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