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ERIC Number: ED068016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug-28
Pages: 20
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The Report of the President.
Brewster, Kingman, Jr.
Two major policies that are followed at Yale University are discussed by its president in this document. The first is that policy of accepting all qualified students into Yale College, regardless of ability to pay. This policy has met in the past with great controversy in light of the financial problems that higher education institutions all over the U.S. are facing. However, it is felt that the high academic standards of the College would of necessity be lowered if only those students who are able to pay the high tuition are to be granted admission. In addition, it is felt that such a policy helps to perpetuate the great American dream that any person with potential, regardless of financial background, may rise as far as his ability allows. The other policy defended in this paper is that of granting tenure to senior professors at the University. Arguments have arisen concerning this policy on the grounds that tenure promotes laziness in professors and keeps younger persons with more advanced ideas from joining the teaching profession. It is felt at Yale, however, that those professors granted senior status have been so carefully screened before they are tenured that the University can be certain that tenure will not breed laxity. In addition, the presence of tenure promotes academic freedom that can be achieved in almost no other way. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Office of the President.