Tenure and the entrepreneurial academy reply

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David Breneman, a distinguished economist of higher education, university dean, and former college president, questions the continued viability of academic tenure and proposes a scheme for its elimination, at least for those relatively underendowed and unselective colleges and universities that constitute the majority of higher education. 1 He relies on a "historical and economic" perspective to advance his argument, but the tack he takes is freighted with sociological significance as well. In what follows, I propose to examine his arguments and proposal and to raise a question about the academic world he would move us toward.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-22
Number of pages9
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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