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ERIC Number: EJ814343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2946
Beyond the Siege Mentality
Ross, Andrew
Academe, v94 n5 p8-10 Sep-Oct 2008
For those who still see tenure primarily as a form of job security, the larger economic context should be plain. No one, not even in the traditional professions, can any longer expect a fixed pattern of employment in the course of his or her lifetime. In this article, the author discusses how this generation is witnessing the merging of the research university with the knowledge corporation. As this eventuality is advancing in industry, what people regard as traditional academic freedom is declining in higher education. For the academic situation to improve, the author suggests that individuals who have tenure-enabled freedoms must be willing to use them to make common cause with those who do not.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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