Monday, August 11, 2014

Raising the Bar

Inside Higher Ed
August 11th, 2014

Most administrators would love to see their institutions move up in the national rankings. But just what would they do to make that happen? It’s a question some professors are asking right now at Northeastern University, where three tenure denial cases are in appeal. Some of the aggrieved professors and their supporters say that a new, unclear standard about publication impact, designed to improve the university's research standing, could cost three good professors their jobs.
The university says it has raised tenure standards over time. But it calls certain details about the allegation, including that applicants must publish in the top journals in their field to earn tenure, “baseless.”
Barry Bluestone, a professor of political economy and director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, said otherwise.

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