When Tenure Never Comes

Stephen Black, The Walrus, Aug 04, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

According to the (anonymous) author of this article in the Walrus, "Academia has become a high-stakes gamble—and the losers can barely afford pants." It's a fair point, but as critic Melonie Fullick writes in University Affairs, "the piece is basically written as if he is the first person to have discovered this is an issue that might be worthy of discussion." Neither piece really comes to grips with academia's increasing reliance on serf labour to balance the books.

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