March 18, 2013
The New Faculty Minority
Tenured professors fight to retain control as their numbers shrink
Mark Abramson for The Chronicle
The first order of business when arts-and-science professors at New York University gather each year is to decide whether their full-time colleagues who work off the tenure track should be granted voting privileges in faculty meetings. This academic year, for the first time, the professors decided no.
Extending the vote to full-time contingent faculty members was deemed too "dangerous." As on most campuses, professors at NYU who have tenure or are on the tenure track are a dwindling