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Investigating tenure controversies: Basing faculty promotion on flawed variables doesn’t help the selection of competent academics.

Rothgeb, John (2014) Investigating tenure controversies: Basing faculty promotion on flawed variables doesn’t help the selection of competent academics. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (04 Feb 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Controversies regarding whether tenure encourages a culture of incompetence have led many US institutions to tighten up their decision making procedures. But many of these attempts to repair the system reflect little empirical research. In response, John Rothgeb conducted two large scale surveys across political science departments to investigate the variables that most affect the probability of denial of tenure and probability of incompetence at various US universities. The findings suggest that changes to the evaluations system are needed. But it is important to remember that tenure still remains vital to encouraging cutting-edge research.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 09:48
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 15:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71067

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