Tenure, RIP: What the Vanishing Status Means for the Future of Education  is an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education. While the tenured to nontenured faculty ratio is larger (than the average figures from the article) in the hard sciences, one cannot help asking whether in the years to come (and how soon) the tenure is indeed going to become a rare perk rather than a common standard, and whether the dichotomy tenured vs. nontenured faculty will be more or less equivalent to that of research-intense vs teaching-intense faculty.

What do you think?
Unfortunately it's not a late April's Fool joke.

The graders working for EduMetry, based in a Virginia suburb of Washington, are concentrated in India, Singapore, and Malaysia, along with some in the United States and elsewhere. They do their work online and communicate with professors via e-mail. The company advertises that its graders hold advanced degrees and can quickly turn around assignments with sophisticated commentary, because they are not juggling their own course work, too.

Excerpted from the Chronicle of Higher Education

via academics-anon

Now it's just a business school but how long do you think it'll take to spread to the physics and mathematics departments?

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