Questions Of Tenure / Edition 1

Questions Of Tenure / Edition 1

by Richard P. Chait
     
 

Tenure is the abortion issue of the academy, igniting arguments and inflaming near-religious passions. But beyond anecdote and opinion, what do we really know about how it works? Chait and his colleagues offer the results of their research on key empirical questions and conclude that no single tenure system exists. Still, since no academic reward carries the cachet of… See more details below

Overview

Tenure is the abortion issue of the academy, igniting arguments and inflaming near-religious passions. But beyond anecdote and opinion, what do we really know about how it works? Chait and his colleagues offer the results of their research on key empirical questions and conclude that no single tenure system exists. Still, since no academic reward carries the cachet of tenure, few institutions will initiate significant changes without either powerful external pressures or persistent demands from new or disgruntled faculty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674016040
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/20/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Richard P. Chait

1. Why Tenure? Why Now?

Richard P. Chait

2. What Is Current Policy?

Cathy A. Trower

3. Does Faculty Governance Differ at Colleges with Tenure and Colleges without Tenure?

Richard P. Chait

4. Can the Tenure Process Be Improved?

R. Eugene Rice, Mary Deane Sorcinelli

5. What Happened to the Tenure Track?

Roger G. Baldwin, Jay L. Chronister

6. How Are Faculty Faring in Other Countries?

Philip G. Altbach

7. Can Colleges Competitively Recruit Faculty without the Prospect of Tenure?

Cathy A. Trower

8. Can Faculty Be Induced to Relinquish Tenure?

Charles T. Clotfelter

9. Why Is Tenure One College's Problem and Another's Solution?

William T. Mallon

10. How Might Data Be Used?

Cathy A. Trower, James P. Honan

11. Gleanings

Richard P. Chait

Contributors

Index

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