Topic: Hiring, promotion, and tenure

Is there a metric to evaluate tenure?

By Tim Sibbald and Victoria Handford

How much can data meaningfully inform decisions about tenure? If data only tell part of the story, perhaps faculty should be evaluated […]

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The abuses and perverse effects of quantitative evaluation in the academy

By Yves Gingras

The world of academic research is scored according to so-called “objective” measures, with an emphasis on publications and citations. But the very […]

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Dérives et effets pervers de l’évaluation quantitative de la recherche

By Yves Gingras

Les professeurs et les chercheurs universitaires sont de plus en plus évalués à l’aide de mesures dites « objectives », qui mettent […]

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Congress 2017: Challenges to the integrity of academic hiring practices

By Cheryl Athersych

During Congress 2017, a session on the Challenges to the Integrity of Academic Hiring Practices in the Corporate University encouraged participants to […]

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The university in the populist age

By Steven Tufts and Mark Thomas

Right-wing populism threatens the future of higher education, but remaining passive and retreating to a disinterested vision of the university will actually […]

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A populist wake-up call for universities

By Mark Kingwell

For many, universities do not represent opportunity or self-realization, but instead elite self-regard and academic exchanges in which they see no relevance. […]

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A personal perspective of contract instructing in Ontario

By Andrew Robinson

Contract faculty work in Ontario is unfair, ineffective, and ready for a shakeup.

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The Myth of the Academic Generation Gap: Comparing Junior and Senior Faculty in Canada’s Universities

By Julian Weinrib and Glen Jones

It is commonly assumed that junior (pre-tenure) professors work much harder and have lower levels of job satisfaction than their more senior […]

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Tenure and Academic Freedom: The Beginning of the End

By Benjamin Ginsberg

Since the Second World War, Canadian and American universities have offered faculty members tenure, the promise of lifetime employment to those who […]

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The Last Professors: A eulogy to “the Last Good Job in America”

By Emily Gregor Greenleaf

Frank Donoghue: The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities (Fordham University Press, 2008)

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