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ERIC Number: EJ814346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2946
Tenure Wild Cards
Zemsky, Robert
Academe, v94 n5 p19-21 Sep-Oct 2008
The circumstances of tenure have changed and will likely continue to change, perhaps even dramatically. The proportion of university and college faculty members with full academic qualifications--which usually means those with earned doctorates--who either have tenure or are serving a probationary period for tenure has been declining steadily over the last three decades. In this article, the author suggests two wild cards that could portend real, probably irreversible, changes to tenure. These wild cards involve the spread of for-profit higher education and the public outcry on the part of those who have never liked tenure.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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