Posts Tagged ‘tenure’

May 21st, 2019 - 10:30 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

Has the University of Washington Abandoned Tenure?

  Does the UW still have tenure?   When I became tenured, the code and state law described tenure in terms of a life long commitment to a position and a salary.  The commitment was defined in terms of an academic year of 9 or 12 months. For either period, the UW and the state were committed [&h[...]

February 15th, 2017 - 1:17 pm § in America, Schools & Colleges


Colleges, faced with funding cuts, target tenure trims Douglas Belkin Updated Feb. 14, 2017 5:19 p.m. ET For decades, tenured professors held some of the most prestigious and secure jobs in the U.S. Now, their status is under attack at public and private colleges alike. In states facing budget[...]

April 16th, 2016 - 1:46 am § in Misc., UW

Ending Tenure at the “other UW”

The University of Wisconsin was once a great University, a world leader, competitive with the best of the ivies  because of its ability to attract world class faculty.  That era is passing. Critical to the success of American Universities has been the principle of tenure.  Tenure, as it is practi[...]

April 30th, 2015 - 11:06 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

AAUP Investigation Condemns Phyllis Wise and UI for Violating Steve Salaita’s Academic Freedom

  In a nutshell, the national AAUP has found that there is no evidence that Phyllis Wise made her decision about Salaita based on any valid concern with his scholarship. What basis could there be other than pressure from advocates for Israel?      This is not new behavior to those of us w[...]

April 29th, 2015 - 2:23 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Quote Of The Day

A Texas A&M professor made waves by announcing he intends to flunk his entire class. “I hope he still left time at the end for everyone to fill out course evaluations.” — Daniel Doty, Summer Counselor[...]

April 23rd, 2015 - 5:29 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

LSU drafting ‘academic bankruptcy’ plan. Would fire faculty but continue to recruit football players.

“We don’t say that to scare people. Basically, it is how we are going to survive.” LSU President  (The Times-Picayune , READMORE ) Moody’s Investors Service announced that it was lowering LSU’s credit rating in response to an 82 percent funding cut if no extra state [...]

October 21st, 2014 - 9:45 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Umbundling Tenure

From Inside Higher Education: The fact is that much of the debate, in the United States and elsewhere, about the challenges facing higher education is focused in the wrong direction. Rather than constantly squeezing the professoriate and trying to ensure maximum productivity in narrowly defined area[...]

September 27th, 2014 - 9:42 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

Shall We End Tenure?

The President of the UW AAUP, Rob Wood,  addressed the non tenure issues at UWB and UWT as a labor issue.  (see below) I suggest that he is missing the point. There are two critical questions :   1. Are UWB and UWT vocational schools or research campuses?  Despite the quality of faculty at[...]

December 9th, 2013 - 10:33 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

Are we bringing the Walmart Model to the Universities?

  Pope Francis has described pay too low to allow workers to better themselves as “wage slavery.”  This topic has come up on THE Ave before.  Taken to its extreme, Washington State now has “Western Governors University” .. a university with no faculty.  at the UW A[...]

October 15th, 2012 - 12:02 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Support Your Local (Charter School)

F– USE, a local progressive organization, has refused to take a stand on Initiative 1240 .. the intiative to allow a small number of charter schools in our state. I think F– USE made a wise decision.  Unfortunately one of my liberal correspondents in upset: David Spring writes: “F[...]