Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Tenure Clock

I was heartened to learn that Princeton is giving new parents an additional year for tenure review. At last someone is seriously trying to address this issue. It is indeed tragic that most female professors either have stay-at-home husbands or are single. (Why not the male professors? Could it be, like Harvard President Summers suggested, that they don't give a damn. To be fair, many of the male professors have stay-at-home or work-parttime wives). I think the future will see more realization that parents have a responsibility to family, and we will see in both academe and in industry a greater flexibility in this arena.

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