Rethinking the Tenure Clock

by E Wayne Ross on May 20, 2009

The Chronicle: BALANCING ACT
Rethinking the Tenure Clock

Dealing with the rigidities of the tenure system is a key reform facing academe, if we want tenure to persist
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I received many reactions and personal stories from readers in response to my April column, “Is Tenure a Trap for Women?” In pulling together their many different stories, I found that readers were mostly urging a rethinking of the inflexible tenure clock at two particular points.