March 9, 2007
Does Tenure Really Work?
The modern American university faces declining financial support from federal and state governments, and one way institutions have saved money has been to offer tenure to fewer professors: Today less than 40 percent of U.S. faculty members are on the tenure track. At the same time, distance learning and virtual classrooms are making it possible for one professor to reach thousands of students. Additional advances in technology will stimulate new discussions about the scope and need for