Friday, February 15, 2008

On Tenure: The "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" Route

I'm on a mailing list for activists within UUP and we've been discussing the complexities of contingent labor issues and the comcomitant difficulty of crafting legislative or activist solutions to problems. I may have had a brainstorm, however, and I need Blogoramaville's feedback. What do you all think of

a two-tiered system for tenure--those who want to go for the whole package (research/teaching/service) would get paid more than anyone who wanted to go the "two out of three ain't bad" route....

3 comments:

kiita said...

Folks in my department tried this and thankfully it failed to pass. It's a two-tier system with second-class citizens, I think.

The Constructivist said...

Come to think of it, it's not exactly a two-tiered system:

RTS
RT
RS
TS

4 tiers!

I'm not quite sure what the implications of that would be at different kinds of schools, but Craig Smith and I are going to explore them and our responses to them. Stay tuned!

The Constructivist said...

I will note here for the 5 people who've made their way here via Inside Higher Ed's Around the Web that I follow up on this post (and Craig Smith's response to it) here, in a sadly distracted and soon-to-be improved way....