Tenure: A Summary, Explanation, and 'Defense'

American Association of University Professors Bulletin, Vol. 57, Autumn 1971

William & Mary Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-182

7 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2011

See all articles by William W. Van Alstyne

William W. Van Alstyne

Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

Date Written: December 7, 1971

Abstract

Responding to growing student unrest and steep competition for funding among national priorities, this essay seeks addresses demands for greater accountability by eliminating scholastic tenure. This discussion maintains that the best defense of tenure is a clear statement of what tenure specifically is - and is not.

Keywords: university, professor, tenure

Suggested Citation

Van Alstyne, William W. and Van Alstyne, William W., Tenure: A Summary, Explanation, and 'Defense' (December 7, 1971). American Association of University Professors Bulletin, Vol. 57, Autumn 1971 , William & Mary Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-182, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1969119

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