Tenure as a necessary but not sufficient requirement for academic freedom

John Ruscio, The College of New Jersey
April Kelly-Woessner, Elizabethtown College


Although the job security afforded by tenure is one important factor in deciding whether or how to exercise academic freedom, professors must weigh a number of other important career goals that constrain their choices. This multiplicity of goals, combined with concerns about career mobility, may help to explain the differences Ceci et al. observe between professors at different ranks. © 2007 Cambridge University Press.