Is Tenure Conservative?

USA“Is the institution of tenure supportable? No, but not for the reasons you may think. Routine complaints about iron-clad job security and lack of accountability miss the point. But so do pleas for academic freedom from outside (and largely notional) political forces. The real danger of tenure is that it threatens academic freedom instead of protecting it …” (more)

[Mark Kingwell, Inside Higher Ed, 20 October]

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