Tenure Protects Freedom and Students’ Learning – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com

Tenure Protects Freedom and Students' Learning – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com: “Among the widespread myths about tenure is that it enables faculty members to avoid teaching and pursue their research instead. Yet out of more than 3,500 colleges and universities in the United States, only about 10 percent have significant numbers of faculty members heavily devoted to research. The overwhelming majority of American teachers only teach. Yet they rely on the minority of faculty members doing research to keep disciplines and student textbooks up-to-date. America’s ongoing research thus helps sustain the quality of our teaching.”

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