Friday, March 11, 2016

University of Wisconsin's New Fake Tenure? - Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed

“I do not believe the academy is precisely like a business,” Regina Millner, board president, said at the meeting. “But we cannot have quality, serve our students, have quality faculty if we do not have a sound financial system. This is a different century, this is a different time …. We need to protect that quality by making certain critical decisions.” System President Ray Cross endorsed the policies in a statement, saying they “protect the principles of academic freedom” and “sustain our competitiveness in the global marketplace for faculty expertise, research prowess and teaching talent.” They also “enhance our accountability to Wisconsin citizens and stakeholders,” he said. Some professors took to Twitter during and after the vote under the hashtag #faketenure to express their disappointment.

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