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Title The questions of tenure / edited by Richard P. Chait.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002.

Subject College teachers -- Tenure -- United States.
Universities and colleges -- United States -- Faculty -- Employment.
Alt Name Chait, Richard.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 334 pages) : illustrations
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Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Why tenure? Why now? / 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, 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 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.
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.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780674029347 (electronic bk.)
0674029348 (electronic bk.)
0674007719 (alk. paper)
9780674016040 (pbk.)
0674016041 (pbk.)
OCLC # 450999248
Additional Format Print version: Questions of tenure. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002 0674007719 9780674007710 (DLC) 2001039892 (OCoLC)47947571

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