[CAFR-L] The End of Tenure?
Anthony Hall raprockprof2 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 13 20:56:29 MDT 2014
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An assault on the institution of tenure itself is definitely in the air. Those of us who took part in the recent New Horizon Conference in the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran faced collective and individual smear campaigns originating with press releases from the Anti-Defamation League and Illinois Senator Mark Kirk. My little greeting from BlazingCatFur, whose publishers remain anonymous but have something to do with Sun News and Ezra Levant, was nothing compared to the accusation targeting Rev. Stephen Sizer, a UK Vicar of the Church of England. https://www.blazingcatfur.ca/2014/10/02/university-of-lethbridge-professor-gives-talk-on-the-israeli-lobby-in-canada-at-iranian-jew-hate-festival/ I see I have been nominated by the site's publishers as "poster boy for the end of tenure." While its all sort of laughable the item nevertheless introduces the concept that tenure is an outdated institution facilitating, say, the elaboration of lurid "conspiracy theories" by those that have obtained its protections. Jim's identification of Hoeller's condemnation of the supposed dark side of "tenurism" seems to pointed in a similar direction. Should this development be raised with our Faculty Association?