Tag Archives: tenure denial

Tenure: the Road Most Taken

Robert Frost came to a fork and then chose the road not taken, although he did confess that both looked to have been worn about the same. Both had been taken, though he would have preferred to think otherwise, because … Continue reading

Posted in Citizen phase, Institution, Person, Post-Tenure, Profession | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Tenure and the Profession at Large

How does tenure look from the viewpoint of the profession as a whole?  Some common features extend across disciplines, departments, and institutions.  Because merit is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for approval, the tenured ranks resemble a guild … Continue reading

Posted in Master Metaphors, Pre-Tenure, Profession | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment