• Poor decision making on the part of administrators long departed to have offered tenure as lifetime benefit.
    My university has for several decades only offered tenure for a limited period, and in a scaled manner that grants increasing stability as one progresses the academic ladder. Effectively just rolling contracts defining how much notice they have to provide. 2 years assistant, 5 years associate, 10 years full prof.

  • Frankly, I do not like tenure at all and believe the better avenue would be 5 year renewable contracts that would be given to profs/teachers after, say, 5 years of competent performance, similar to what baseball and basketball players get. In the public sector, given the already massive protections that unionized teachers/profs already get, tenure is ridiculous and should be abolished

  • I can’t think of any benefit to having tenure at all, anywhere.