Thursday, July 22, 2010

Worth examining at a lot of different levels....

Tenure: An Idea Whose Time Has Gone:
"Academics within the tenure system are probably more careful about weeding out heresy, because they'll be stuck with it if it manages to sneak in. Tenure can easily be used to entrench the ideological or scholarly commitments of a department's powerful members, reducing diversity rather than enhancing it."

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