Tenure Rates and Faculty Mission

April 27, 2010- An article from Inside Higher Ed entitled, “Tenure Rates and Faculty Mission” talks about the proposed changes to the tenure system at Brown University, and how they may seem like relatively minor adjustments on the surface, designed to help junior faculty members build a more complete portfolio for review. However, administrators have run into strong faculty opposition, with many believing the changes will add up to an attempt to assert more control by administrators and to shift the teaching-research balance in the direction of research.