Faulty Towers: Tenure and the Structure of Higher Education

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Setting the record straight about the institution of academic tenure, this book elucidates its history, legal status, and common misunderstandings. Meiners argues that the original aim of tenure -- to ensure academic freedom and integrity -- can still be achieved and that the belief by many professors that tenure is a guarantee of lifelong entitlement, whereby only the commission of a crime can lead to dismissal, is wrong. He contends that as long as college administrators follow the rules of their own institution, there is ...

Faulty Towers: Tenure and the Structure of Higher Education 2004, Independent Institute

ISBN-13: 9780945999898

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