Susan Alexander blogs for The Scroll
Susan Alexander has heard the question before from staff members who have a certain understanding of what tenure means. "So why," they ask, "do faculty get guaranteed lifetime employment?"
Well, it’s not quite that. In today’s issue of The Scroll, the popular economics professor and executive adviser to Father Dennis Dease offers a clear definition of tenure and its value to the academic franchise of any college or university. Along the way, you’ll learn about the Great Margarine Massacre, where tenured faculty were fired for failing, as Alexander reports, “to support the nutritional superiority of butter over margarine.”
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