Tenure: Academic Freedom Underrated
4 Pages Posted: 1 Jan 2012 Last revised: 20 Jan 2012
Date Written: December 31, 2011
The concepts that are most commonly associated with the term tenure are censorship, free thought, freedom of expression, academic freedom, job security and due process. The word professor indicates one that professes or declares. While the word tenure simply means the manner or term of holding something such as property position or an office. This discussion will examine tenure in terms of a position. A position that is protected from summary dismissal: hence tenure as it relates to academic freedom.
Keywords: tenure, academic freedom, freedom, professor
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