Life After Tenure

Even when your promotion goes well, the up-or-out experience colors the quality of academic life

Over the course of this series on the tenure process, several readers have written to me, either claiming to be Allison Porchnik, or insisting that they know who she is. They were all wrong.

Allison Porchnik is a pseudonym for the now-tenured professor whose promotion case has been the subject of these columns. She is real, but I have blurred her identity, and there is no point in