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This seminar meeting provides space in which to think about how to talk about the importance and value of tenure in the current context of the rise of the “new faculty [non-tenured] majority” without the discussion devolving into a zero-sum battle between the “haves” (tenured faculty) and the “have-nots” (the non-tenure eligible). We will engage some of the arguments and dynamics that make it difficult to talk about enhancing the security and welfare of the non-tenure eligible while also valuing the notion of tenure and the protections it is thought to afford. Professor Jeb Purdy, Duke University, has agreed to anchor our discussion, with additional contributions from UNC faculty and administrators. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Lloyd Kramer.

We request that attendees read these two brief articles prior to the event:

Tenure, Fairness, and Fear(lessness), Jebediah Purdy, Huffington Post, September 9, 2015

Time for a New Strategy, Christopher Newfield, Inside Higher Ed, July 20, 2015

Light refreshments will be served. Attendance is limited to 40 people. You must register to attend.

  Location: Incubator, Institute for the Arts and Humanities
  Date: Thursday, October 01, 2015
  Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Sponsor: Alternative Academic Careers for PhDs Carolina Seminar
  Price: Free
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Donna Bickford dbickford@unc.edu

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