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The Questions of Tenure

Edited by Richard P. Chait

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$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674016040

Publication Date: 02/01/2005


352 pages

5-11/16 x 8-15/16 inches

10 line illustrations, 21 tables


[A] thoughtfully constructed book that brings light to several aspects of tenure and related issues, where, until now, there has been mostly a good bit of heat and smoke.—Stephen Vicchio, The Baltimore Sun

Most books about academic tenure are based on anecdotal or subjective information, but this one attempts to analyze this contentious topic using empirical research. Chait…and several colleagues collected faculty employment policy statements from over 200 colleges and universities and then surveyed and interviewed many professors and administrators on a variety of topics related to tenure. This provided the data for the 11 chapters, which range from an overview of current policies to a study of trends in academic employment in foreign countries.—Will Hepfer, Library Journal

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