- Changing the Rules (July 24, 2013)
Tenure track is an arduous status, and institutions exacerbate stress by changing deadlines and tenure requirements without warning.
- The 7-Year Experiment: Tenure-Track Without Losing Your Mind (August 14, 2013)
Dr. Eric Anthony Grollman gives a personal reflection on how he navigated tenure as a black man and insight on what it means to achieve to his status.
- Academic Acrimony: Minority Professors Claim Racism Plays Role in Obtaining Tenure
“says Ridley-Thomas, "it is impossible to convey the importance of education to youth when institutional racism blocks the aspirations of those who dedicate their lives to academic endeavors."
- Let’s Get Real with Numbers: The Financial Reality of Being a Tenured Professor (June 24, 2013)
Being a tenured professor does not grant financial security - the costs of professorship are diverse and disabling.
- A Good Job? Depends Who You Ask (January 30, 2014)
On the non-traditional benefits of tenure: it’s about the connections with students.
- ‘Terminal Year’ Granted to Those Denied Tenure Can Be Awkward, If Not Risky (August 19, 2013)
Learning from the lesson of Amy Bishop’s murder spree in 2010, institutions need to take extra steps and offer resources to help those who are denied tenure, for this tender time can cause significant distress to the individual.
- CU-Boulder Students: Tenured Professor Patti Alder Being Forced Out Because Of Prostitution Lecture (December 13, 2013)
After a lecture involving her TAs act in a skit explaining their lifestyles as prostitutes and how they became involved in the sex trade, Professor Patti Alder was forced into retirement because the topic of the lecture was said to be “demeaning” by administrators; drawing parallels with the Penn State scandal.
- Colorado Professor Suspended After Silent Protest (December 12, 2013)
After citing bias and racism at his university and doing a silent protest, African-American professor Don Matthews was suspended from teaching at Naropa University.
- Want to Change Academic Publishing? Just Say No (September 23, 2012)
The costs of paying for the publicity of academic articles - and a suggestion of how to defend the worth of one’s own intellectual work.