Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Debate Over Abolishing Tenure

Over the past several years, institutions of higher education increasingly are deciding to offer their faculty members short-term contracts rather than tenure. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, "Should Tenure for College Professors Be Abolished," Naomi Riley and Cary Nelson present opposing positions on the issue.
Arguments against tenure suggest that teaching plays too small a role in tenure decisions across institutions of higher learning across the US. Arguments supportive of tenure suggest that concerns around a lack of academic freedom and the suppression of risky yet innovative teaching practices persist. Read the different views on the issue and post your comments below.

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