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College Professors Tenure

The Special Obligations of Tenured Faculty

Joseph Urgo | Posted 04.02.2014 | College
Joseph Urgo

What are the "special obligations" of tenured faculty members? What obligation flows from a special position of privileged, protected speech?

Why Tenure Matters

Michael Jinkins | Posted 11.19.2013 | Religion
Michael Jinkins

The dramatic countryside of Northeastern Scotland along the craggy banks of the Don River, a wild stream that tumbles from the Highlands to the North ...

Sex and the Syllabus: The Paradox of Undergraduate Sexuality

Rebecca Schuman | Posted 06.23.2012 | College
Rebecca Schuman

I blame the Paradox: Various factors have caused This Generation to be ultra-sexualized, and yet said sexualization remains highly stigmatized and nobody wants to let us talk about it in the classroom. This is not just an annoying precedent, but a dangerous one.

Tenure-Track and Adjuncts Unite! Administration Says: You Have Nothing to Lose But Your Union

Lennard Davis | Posted 02.01.2012 | College
Lennard Davis

Who should have a right to determine union membership -- the boss or the employees? The administration of the University of Illinois should stop trying to divide and conquer its faculty and come to the table to begin collective bargaining in good faith.

Tenure is for Wimps: An Untenured Professor (re)Contemplates Life

Jason Schmitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jason Schmitt

I love having the ability to interact with my region -- but I can't do it for much longer. It is not physically possible to do what I do (to get a real livable salary) without a tenure track job.

Will Tenure Survive? On Cary Nelson's No University Is an Island

Bob Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bob Samuels

Whether it is through granting tenure to instructors or providing secure long-term contracts to teachers, it is clear that American higher education can only be saved if universities and colleges make instruction a central priority.

University Politics: Ambition Can Be Crippling

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

I have a naive wish as I gaze upon a world in which "survival of the fittest" continues to be championed despite the tragic consequences both for those who ostensibly succeed and those who are left behind.