Tenure

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A Conservative’s Defense of Tenure

Oct 23, 2015 by David Randall |

David Clemens writes as a conservative in defense of tenure.

A Defense of Publish or Perish

Sep 23, 2015 by George Leef |

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

Faculty Tenure: Improve It, Don’t Remove It

Aug 18, 2015 by W. Lee Hansen |

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

Diversity Clauses for UCLA

Aug 07, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

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

Virginia Tech Must Eliminate Diversity Requirements

Aug 07, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

Update on Virginia Tech's tenure guidelines. 

The Enigma of Tenure

Jul 14, 2015 by Malcolm Kline |

Malcolm Kline calls tenure into question.

Why College Professors Need Tenure

Jul 14, 2015 by Russell Eisenman |

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

“Diversity” and “Inclusion” Litmus Tests for Tenure

Jul 08, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

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

What, If Anything, To Do About Tenure?

Apr 20, 2012 by George Leef |

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

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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