Since considerable weight is placed on research productivity with regard to compensation, tenure, and promotion, tenure-track
faculty appear to be allocating their time effectively.
Teaching expectations for full-time, tenure-track
professors at such schools generally include three courses per semester during the regular fall and spring terms, with potential optional teaching opportunities over the summer.
In the universities, the movement is from tenure-track
to non-track positions.
Limited time for implementing CBL is also a concern for tenured and tenure-track
In light of our realizations about how our own standpoints have influenced the ways we approached this study, we cannot help but wonder how influential the standpoints of advocates for tenure-track
appointments may also be on the prevalence of this discourse in the field.
This university-wide collaborative among junior and senior female professors was established to aid in the development and retention of new tenure-track
professors in academia.
Efforts to ease the transition from practice to academia are important for facilitating early success and promoting retention of new tenure-track
faculty (Bristol, Abbuhl, Cappola, & Sonnad, 2008; Curtis, 2004, 2005).
of La Verne) helps new tenure-track
professors in the humanities learn how to get published.
Many prior studies and reports have been used to justify a positive working environment for tenured and tenure-track
Finally, as reported by the American Association of University Professors, the proportion of full-time tenured and tenure-track
faculty fell to 31.2% in fall 2007.
I finally decided that the position would provide me with invaluable administrative experience and that I had enough support within the department to "keep the train on the tracks," serve the students I cared about, and complete my degree until the department was in a position to conduct a search for a tenure-track
But the higher paying academic jobs are tenure-track
positions requiring faculty to do research as well as teach.