Issue Date: October 10, 2016
Re: tenure denial
Life after tenure denial—lots of brave voices speaking out in this story to end the stigma.
Alexis Shusterman (@aashuste) via Twitter
One benefit to being NTT [non-tenure-track], I’ll never be denied tenure.
Eric Spana (@EricSpana) via Twitter
I’m disappointed that the reporting in this article paid so little attention to how gender was represented. Of the six faculty profiled, two were men denied tenure at Ivy League institutions who remained in research and/or senior-level positions. The other four profiles were women, all of whom transitioned away to less research-intensive positions with greater teaching and/or administrative roles. While each of these stories sensitively conveyed the personal growth and transformation of those profiled, the choice of stories to include also perpetuated implicit ideas about what kind of professional work is the best fit for men and women.
Karla McCain via C&EN’s website
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