Saturday, December 06, 2008

CU executive committee recommends end of post-tenure review

The not-yet-dead Rocky:
We hope the full faculty assembly at the University of Colorado at Boulder has better sense than its executive committee, which has recommended that CU dispense with post-tenure review.

"It's redundant, and it has no teeth," biology professor Jeff Mitton told the Boulder Daily Camera.

Well, if that's true (and we believe he exaggerates), whose fault is it? As it happens, we can't think of a worse time than right now to get rid of post-tenure review, considering the message it would send to the public.

There are two reasons we say this. The first can be summed up in a single name:
I won't spoil the surprise.

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