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....


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:


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....