The traditional case for tenure at the university level rests on two pillars. The first and most prominent is that this gives professors freedom to express unpopular views in their writings and lectures. The second is that professors in the same field are the best ones to judge the qualifications and promise of potential new hires and existing colleagues. This is why departments rather than central administrators choose who to hire and who to let go.
Tenured professors at higher education institutions are certainly given more prestige than other lecturers. But are they better teachers? Read Post
The best hedge funds get in and get out, says a study to be presented by a University of Kentucky professor. Bloomberg reports that finance professor Russel Jame's study has found that the tpo 30% of hedge funds outperform by making... Read Post
A tenured sociology professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder is leaving the school after being told by school officials that she could no longer teach a lecture on prostitution — which includes a voluntarily skit in which ... Read Post