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A distributist argument for tenure « Throne and Altar

A distributist argument for tenure « Throne and Altar | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
The thing is, tenure is not primarily about academic freedom. Let's try and be scientific and do an experiment with one variable: what's the difference between a tenured professor and an untenured research faculty member?

 

"Academic tenure is a matter of debate again, most recently at First Things. To my mind, these discussions fail to get to the heart of the matter because both sides assume that the purpose of tenure is to protect academic freedom, to promote independent thinking."

 

An interesting, patriarchal (articulating and defending the principles of authoritarian conservatism) discussion of tenure

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The New Faculty Majority: Hands Up for Fair Employment

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FPSE (Federation of Post-Secondary Education) President's Statement for Fair Employment Week #FEW (Canadian version of #CEW2011)

 

This week in post-secondary institutions across Canada faculty and staff are highlighting the problems that non-regular faculty face in their demand for fair employment. It is a struggle that every local in our Federation takes on at the bargaining table and throughout the term of their collective agreements: the struggle to achieve fair and secure employment for every member.

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