Tenure

Alice's Adventures in Tenureland

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Poor Alice. She's pulled in different directions and doesn't know what will get her to Tenureland.

As described by Cathy Trower, director and research associate at the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, fictional Alice's predicament mirrors that of many professors who embrace interdisciplinary research but find trouble parlaying that into career advancement.

Challenge to the Power of Tenure

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U.S. court ruling involving unusual law in Puerto Rico could endanger faculty rights, AAUP warns.

In Colorado's Chosen Chief, Faculty See Tenure Foe

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The sole finalist to become president of the University of Colorado system was, as a state teachers' union describes it, “the architect and chief proponent” of changes at Metropolitan State College of Denver that "eliminated tenure as we know it.” Bruce Benson, the owner and president of an oil and gas exploration and production company since 1965, served as chair of Metro State’s Board

Newly Tenured ... at Kansas State, Trinity (Texas) and Williams

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:

Kansas State University

Newly Tenured ... at Northeastern, Occidental, U. of Texas at Austin, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:

Northeastern University

  • Jessica Blom-Hoffman, counseling and applied educational psychology
  • Rupal Patel, speech-language pathology
  • Ravi Sundaram, computer and information science

Occidental College

  • Anthony Chase, diplomacy and world affairs
  • Mary Beth Heffernan, studio arts
  • Sita Nataraj Slavov, economics

University of Texas at Austin

Newly Tenured at ... Frostburg State, Miami of Ohio, Ohio Northern, Quinnipiac

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:

Frostburg State University

  • Katherine Almquist, foreign languages and literature
  • Yan Bao, accounting
  • Gloria Harrell-Cook, management
  • Yi-Zun Julie Wang, physics and engineering

Miami University of Ohio

Newly Tenured -- at Age 68

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A professional actress arrived late to the tenured ranks, but says she's early into a career in academe.

Newly Tenured ... at Holy Cross, Ithaca College, La Salle U., U. of Findlay

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:

College of the Holy Cross

Tenure, the Movie

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Hollywood films the ultimate academic story. Will Luke Wilson and David Koechner be credible academics? Will professors find the story believable? Will non-academics care?

Newly Tenured ... at California Lutheran, Hamilton, Hartnell

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:

California Lutheran University

  • Jim Bond, English
  • Deborah Erickson, education
  • Michael McCambridge, education
  • Craig Reinhart, computer science

Hamilton College

  • Stephen Ellingson, sociology
  • Julio Videras, economics

Hartnell College

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