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Faulty Towers : Tenure and the Structure of Higher Education

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

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

ISBN13: 9780945999898

ISBN10: 0945999895

Faulty Towers : Tenure and the Structure of Higher Education by Ryan C. Amacher and Roger E. Meiners - ISBN 9780945999898
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Independent Institute
Published: 2004
International: No
Faulty Towers : Tenure and the Structure of Higher Education by Ryan C. Amacher and Roger E. Meiners - ISBN 9780945999898

ISBN13: 9780945999898

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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Ch. 1. The Origins of Tenure
Ch. 2. The Legal Meaning of Tenure
Ch. 3. Roots of the Structural Problems in Higher Education
Ch. 4. Eating the Fixed Pie
Ch. 5. Managing Faculty as a Valued Resource
Ch. 6. Reforming Tenure or University Structure?
Ch. 7. Internal Reforms
Ch. 8. External Reforms
Ch. 9. Conclusion

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