Tag Archives: Tenure

Remove tenure by changing name of School…seriously?

Remove tenure by changing name of School…seriously?

In the Communist takeovers of the 20th century, the shapers of public opinion were targeted for either control or elimination. This is understandable, as socialist ideas generally can’t stand up to any intelligent challenge…getting rid of people with an opposing point of view, particularly those who can express that view to the public, is thus […] … learn more→

Two more States remove tenure…retroactively

Two more States remove tenure…retroactively

The mainstream media’s narrative really seems to be that tenure, and not the takeover by administrators (and social justice warriors), is a big part of the collapse of higher education. Hey, I realize that “job for life” does sound like it has immense potential for abuse but compared to the abuse administrators already deliver to […] … learn more→

Should writing for the public count toward tenure?

Should writing for the public count toward tenure?

Many pressing issues have been calling for attention these days – the unprecedented increase in mortality rates among white Americans, the Black Lives Matter movement and the upending of the Republican Party. At the root of many of these issues are complex sociological reasons. For example, there is good reason to believe that the the […] … learn more→

Alabama: Tenure OUT Strongman IN

Alabama: Tenure OUT Strongman IN

Alabama is removing tenure, but before I get to that, I feel the need to give some background: The degeneration of higher education, slowly increasing over the last few decades, is now visible to the casual observer. The free-fall reduction of standards to the point that social promotion is unimpeded in college, to the point […] … learn more→

Is it time to eliminate tenure for professors?

Is it time to eliminate tenure for professors?

The State College of Florida recently scrapped tenure for incoming faculty. New professors at this public university will be hired on the basis of annual contracts that the school can decline to renew at any time. The decision has been highly controversial. But this is not the first time tenure has come under attack. In […] … learn more→

Tenured Prof sues over suspension

Tenured Prof sues over suspension

Earlier I covered a conservative professor, at a private Jesuit school, who had been on suspension well over a year for naming a student with pro-heterosexual views in a blog post. Now, for what it’s worth, I think the professor was wrong to name that student. Being known as pro-heterosexual marriage can destroy your career […] … learn more→

Finally, openly fake tenure

Finally, openly fake tenure

“I am altering the deal. Pray that I don’t alter it any further.” —Darth Vader, though I knew a deanling that took pride in her power to alter “agreements” any way she chose. Tenure, the supposed “job for life” that is met with so much disdain in the mainstream media, is basically dead. The only […] … learn more→

Retaliation against Professor for disagreeing

Retaliation against Professor for disagreeing

I want to talk some more about this tenured philosophy professor who was fired, because it isn’t just the firing, it’s the overkill that is truly amazing here. While in the “normal” world a pink slip is usually enough, the rulers in higher education revel in displays of power over their underlings. There’s a powerful […] … learn more→

Admin to Tenured faculty: Drop dead

Admin to Tenured faculty: Drop dead

I’ve covered a few times the adjunctification of higher education, which is the replacement of full time faculty by “temporary workers” with no benefits, minimal pay, and the expectation that these temporary workers will remain as such indefinitely. I’ve also covered a few times how much administration really, really, wants to get rid of faculty, […] … learn more→