A Post-Tenure World

March 29, 2009

Regular bombthrower commenter whimple opines thusly in a recent comment:

The solution is to get rid of tenure altogether. That way the universities can just fire people who can’t compete for grants, which will automatically take care of the problem.

The original post was on a UK funding agency’s new policy that, if translated to the US/NIH-funded environment, would be a career ending policy for many scientists.
Another regular commenter, qaz, defended tenure:

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