Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-205) and index.
I. The meaning of tenure. Tenure : a summary, explanation, and "defense" / William Van Alstyne -- In defense of academic tenure / Fritz Machlup -- Academic freedom and tenure : Rollins College -- Academic freedom and tenure : Bennington College. II. Probation. Jackson v. Harvard University. III. Dismissal and due process. King v. University of Minnesota. IV. The economics of tenure. Economics of tenure : a relational perspective / Michael S. McPherson and Gordon C. Winston -- Comment on the industrial analogy. V. Tenure and resource allocation. San Diego State University : an administration's response to financial stress -- Jimenez v. Almodovar -- Comment on program termination -- Comments on "market-mediated" tenure. VI. Tenure and retirement. Ending mandatory retirement for tenured faculty / National Research Council -- Faculty retirement in the arts and sciences / Albert Rees and Sharon Smith. VII. Posttenure review. Statement of the Wingspread Conference on Evaluation of Tenured Faculty. VIII. The new criticism.