Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Tenured Entrepreneur

The Chronicle of Higher Education
March 9th, 2015

As a full-time, tenured faculty member and emerging entrepreneur, I was fascinated by Katie Rose Guest Pryal’s recent Vitae post, "The University Is Just Another Client." She argues that contingent faculty members, especially those who teach at multiple campuses, should start thinking of themselves as freelancers and their institutions as clients—meaning, among other things, that they should not give their work away free.
But here’s the line in her essay that really caught my eye: "If you are a tenure-track professor … and you’ve noticed that higher education might not be able to sustain you either, then I’m also talking to you."

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