Monday, June 14, 2004

Tenure and the Ivy League

An informative and (to me) highly relevant article on internal promotions at Ivy League universities has just appeared in the Chronicle: Hello ... I Must Be Going.

There's much I could say about this, but my main comment is that I more-or-less agree with the guy who says it's silly to feel abused when you get great leave, relatively light teaching load and so on. I think the load is heavier at Columbia than at Princeton, where the quoted assistant professor taught; also, the article doesn't mention salaries at all, and I think they're an important part of the equation.

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