Topic: Hiring, promotion, and tenure

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Being feminist in the academy

By Katrina Srigley

Wendy Robbins, Meg Luxton, Margrit Eichler, and Francine Descarries, eds., Minds of Our Own: Inventing Feminist Scholarship and Women’s Studies in Canada and Québec, 1966-76 (Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2008).

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Performance Pressure

By Megan A. Kirk and Ryan E. Rhodes

Are New Faculty At-Risk of “Letting Themselves Go” due to the Demands of their Profession?

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Whither Tenure?

By Mark Rosenfeld

Tenure as we know it today is a relatively recently phenomenon, dating from the 1960s. Since then, it periodically has come under […]

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Tenure and the Frights of Passage

By Steve Penfold

I always thought I was good at dealing with gatekeepers. After all, my parents lived in a border town for 15 years, […]

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Gender Equity and the Tensions of Tenure

By Sandra Acker

Is academic tenure a gender issue? In the mid-1990s, a study of academic work produced responses like the following from women faculty […]

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The Real Case Against Tenure

By Pat Finn

A lot of nonsense is paraded as truth in arguments favouring getting rid of tenure. They are of the sort that show […]

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Are Tenured Faculty Slackers?

By James Soto Antony and Ruby Hayden

The word tenure, when used as a search term on ratemyprofessor.com, results in more than ratings for professors—it also showcases pervasive ideas […]

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The Tenure Blues

By Mark Kingwell

Is the institution of tenure supportable? No, but not for the reasons you may think. Routine complaints about iron-clad job security and […]

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Why Tenure Has No Future

By Michael Bliss

Academic tenure as we have known has become largely irrelevant but is so unpopular that it does serious harm to the professoriate […]

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