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Explore the debate and science of Tenure.

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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July 8, 2015

“Diversity” and “Inclusion” Litmus Tests for Tenure

Ashley Thorne

Virginia Tech is now asking candidates for promotion and tenure to prove their "active involvement in diversity and inclusion."

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April 20, 2012

What, If Anything, To Do About Tenure?

George Leef

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

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November 7, 2011

Larry Summers Speaks at ACTA

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 t...

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