Morals: Tenure and Wiki Academic Tenure Essay

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Yes iagree on everything with the website listed abov. there fore the moral of the story is.. because this is not suppose to make sense. furthermore im suppose to write random essays words to make this seem like it is long enough because if not it doesn not let me click enter and submit work. nder the tenure systems adopted as internal policy[citation needed] by many universities and colleges, especially in the United States and Canada, tenure is associated with more senior job titles such as Professor and Associate Professor. A junior professor will not be promoted to such a tenured position without meeting the goals of the institution, often (though not always including) demonstrating a strong record of published research, grant funding, academic visibility, teaching and administrative service, with emphasis different across institutions (though often focused on research in universities). Typical systems (such as the Recommended Institutional Regulations on Academic Freedom and Tenure)[1] allow only a limited period to establish such a record, by limiting the number of years that any employee can hold a junior title such as Assistant Professor. (An institution may also offer other academic titles that are not time-limited, such as Lecturer, Adjunct Professor, or Research Professor, but these positions do not carry the possibility of tenure and are said to be "off the tenure track.") --- this is from wiki Academic tenure is primarily intended to guarantee the right to academic freedom: it protects teachers and researchers when they dissent from prevailing opinion, openly disagree with authorities of any sort, or spend time on unfashionable topics. Thus academic tenure is similar to the lifetime tenure that protects some judges from external pressure.[citation needed] Without job security, the scholarly community as a whole might favor "safe" lines of inquiry. The intent of tenure is to allow original ideas to be more likely to arise, by giving scholars the intellectual autonomy to investigate the problems and solutions about which they are most passionate, and to report their honest conclusions.[2]
In North American universities and colleges, the tenure track has long been a defining feature of employment. However, it is becoming less than universal.[3][4] In North American universities, positions that carry tenure, or the opportunity to attain tenure, have grown more slowly than non-tenure-track positions, leading to a large "academic underclass".[5] For example, most U.S. universities currently supplement the work of tenured professors with the services of non-tenured adjunct professors, academics who teach classes for lower wages and fewer employment benefits under relatively short-term contracts. There is also a discrepancy when it comes to who attains tenure; since 1989 only 40% of women faculty members held tenured positions, compared to 65% of their male colleagues.[6]-- so is this
In 1940, the AAUP recommended that the academic tenure probationary period be seven years—still the current norm.[8] It also suggested that a tenured professor could…