Detenure and Its Discontents

Published at Chronicle Vitae on March 10, 2015.

I pushed food around on my plate as I listened to the speech. In a particularly candid moment, the vice provost noted that we, the NTT faculty, were the future of higher education because all faculty would eventually be off track. Tenure was on the way out.

At the time, I was sort of shocked by the casual pronouncement of the end of tenure. Three years later, my shock has been replaced by resignation and weariness.