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tenure

[ten′yər]
Etymology: L, tenere, to hold
1 (in a university) a faculty appointment with few limits on the number of years it may be held.
2 a permanent appointment usually awarded to a person who has advanced to the rank of associate professor and who demonstrates scholarship, community service, and teaching excellence in a specific field of study.

tenure

Academia A status granted to a person with a 'terminal' degree–eg, doctor of medicine–MD or doctor of philosophy–PhD, after a trial period, which protects him/her from summary dismissal; tenured academicians are expected to assume major duties in research, teaching and, if applicable, Pt care fostering, through their activities, the academic 'agenda' of their respective departments or institutions. See Endowed chair, Lecturer, Professor. Cf Chair.

tenure

(tĕn′yĕr) [L. tenēre, to hold]
1. The holding of a property, place, or occupational assignment.
2. The specification that an employee (typically someone in an academic setting) may hold a position permanently unless he or she behaves with gross negligence.
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Dnes and Seaton (1998, 2001) examine the reform of academic tenure in the United Kingdom by the 1988 Education Reform Act, which allowed softer tenure to be chosen by universities.
The Research Assessment Exercise and the Reform of Academic Tenure in the United Kingdom.
Traditionally, academic tenure was granted to faculty until they reached a mandatory retirement age (DeGeorge, 1997).
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This article has provided a rationale in support of academic tenure for teachers who risk controversy in their attempt to teach the skills of critical thinking and the pursuit of academic truth.
Sowell (2003) notes in a recent article that the time has come to rethink academic tenure.
This academic tenure domino theory discounts the concerns of administrators, trustees, students, and parents regarding faculty productivity and responsiveness to student needs.
Although acquiring academic tenure has been described as the "linchpin" of the reward system |4~ and symbolic of acceptance into the profession, James Phelan in Beyond the Tenure Track presents evidence of enduring anxieties inbred and inherent in academic work throughout a faculty member's career.
Lin has more than 12 years of experience in financial consulting in addition to his academic tenure and deep experience valuing the complex securities currently held by many financial institutions.
Today the venerable institution of academic tenure finds itself under assault by number of adversaries.
He has received several research grants throughout his academic tenure from the federal government (National Institutes of Health), private foundations, and industry.
An active science and engineering ambassador, Wilson frequents local schools to inform young people about engineering, the environment and sustainability, and has a strong track record of recruiting students and supporting them throughout their academic tenures.

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