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The questions of tenure, edited by Richard P. Chait

Label
The questions of tenure
Title
The questions of tenure
Statement of responsibility
edited by Richard P. Chait
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
To some, tenure is essential to academic freedom and a magnet to recruit and retain top-flight faculty. To others, it is an impediment to professorial accountability and a constraint on institutional flexibility and finances. But beyond anecdote and opinion, what do we really know about how tenure works? In this unique book, Richard Chait and his colleagues offer the results of their research on key empirical questions. Are there circumstances under which faculty might voluntarily relinquish tenure? When might new faculty actually prefer non-tenure track positions? Does the absence of tenure mean the absence of shared governance? Why have some colleges abandoned tenure while others have adopted it? Answers to these and other questions come from careful studies of institutions that mirror the American academy: research universities and liberal arts colleges, including both highly selective and less prestigious schools. The questions of tenure offers vivid pictures of academic subcultures. Chait and his colleagues conclude that context counts so much that no single tenure system exists
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2335.7
LC item number
.Q84 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Chait, Richard
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  • College teachers
  • Universities and colleges
Label
The questions of tenure, edited by Richard P. Chait
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Mary Deane Sorcinelli
  • What happened to the tenure track?
  • Roger G. Baldwin,
  • Jay L. Chronister
  • How are faculty faring in other countries?
  • Philip G. Altbach
  • Can colleges competitively recruit faculty without the prospect of tenure?
  • Cathy A. Trower
  • Can faculty be induced to relinquish tenure?
  • Charles T. Clotfelter
  • Why tenure? Why now?
  • Why is tenure one college's problem and another's solution?
  • William T. Mallon
  • How might data be used?
  • Cathy A. Trower,
  • James P. Honan
  • Gleanings
  • Richard P. Chait
  • Richard P. Chait
  • What is current policy?
  • Cathy A. Trower
  • Does faculty governance differ at colleges with tenure and colleges without tenure?
  • Richard P. Chait
  • Can the tenure process be improved?
  • R. Eugene Rice,
Control code
47947571
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 334 p.
Isbn
9780674007710
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001039892
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The questions of tenure, edited by Richard P. Chait
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Mary Deane Sorcinelli
  • What happened to the tenure track?
  • Roger G. Baldwin,
  • Jay L. Chronister
  • How are faculty faring in other countries?
  • Philip G. Altbach
  • Can colleges competitively recruit faculty without the prospect of tenure?
  • Cathy A. Trower
  • Can faculty be induced to relinquish tenure?
  • Charles T. Clotfelter
  • Why tenure? Why now?
  • Why is tenure one college's problem and another's solution?
  • William T. Mallon
  • How might data be used?
  • Cathy A. Trower,
  • James P. Honan
  • Gleanings
  • Richard P. Chait
  • Richard P. Chait
  • What is current policy?
  • Cathy A. Trower
  • Does faculty governance differ at colleges with tenure and colleges without tenure?
  • Richard P. Chait
  • Can the tenure process be improved?
  • R. Eugene Rice,
Control code
47947571
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 334 p.
Isbn
9780674007710
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001039892
Other physical details
ill.

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