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Faulty Towers : Tenure and the Structure of Higher Education - 04 edition

Faulty Towers : Tenure and the Structure of Higher Education (ISBN10: 0945999895; ISBN13: 9780945999898)
ISBN13: 978-0945999898
ISBN10: 0945999895

Summary: Setting the record straight about the institution of academic tenure, this book elucidates its history, legal status, and common misunderstandings. Meiners argues that the original aim of tenure-to ensure academic freedom and integrity-can still be achieved and that the belief by many professors that tenure is a guarantee of lifelong entitlement, whereby only the commission of a crime can lead to dismissal, is wrong. He contends that as long as college administrators
follow the rules of their own institution, there is little to prevent universities from dismissing tenured faculty who have become incompetent.
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Summary: Setting the record straight about the institution of academic tenure, this book elucidates its history, legal status, and common misunderstandings. Meiners argues that the original aim of tenure-to ensure academic freedom and integrity-can still be achieved and that the belief by many professors that tenure is a guarantee of lifelong entitlement, whereby only the commission of a crime can lead to dismissal, is wrong. He contends that as long as college administrators follow the rules of their own institution, there is little to prevent universities from dismissing tenured faculty who have become incompetent. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Independent Institute
Year Published: 2004
International: No

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