Op Ed: Why Tenure and Shared Governance Are Needed

William Holahan, UWM emeritus professor of economics
Charles O. Kroncke, retired dean of the College of Business

William Holahan

William Holahan

“[T]enure and shared governance are essential to the peer-review process that has been a proven driver in the production and dissemination of new knowledge. Rather than stand in the way of change, these protections of the integrity of research drive change by assuring that those with research expertise play a key role in all university’s decisions. Moreover,  the strong traditions of tenure and shared governance have enabled the UW System to be extremely successful in attracting excellent professors and research staff to its many campuses. The loss of either would seriously degrade the ability of the UW to hire and retain scholars in the highly competitive academic marketplace.”

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