Fall 2015 Events: The Alternative Academic Careers for PhDs Carolina Seminar

The Altacs in Academe
Carolina Seminar
Fall 2015 Events

Tenure in an age of contingency
Thursday, October 1
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Incubator, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

This seminar meeting provides space in which to think about how to talk about the importance and value of tenure in the current context of the rise of the “new faculty [non-tenured] majority” without the discussion devolving into a zero-sum battle between the “haves” (tenured faculty) and the “have-nots” (the non-tenure eligible). We will engage some of the arguments and dynamics that make it difficult to talk about enhancing the security and welfare of the non-tenure eligible while also valuing the notion of tenure and the protections it is thought to afford. Professor Jed Purdy, Duke University, has agreed to anchor our discussion, with additional contributions from UNC faculty and administrators. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Lloyd Kramer.

We request that attendees read these brief articles prior to the event:

Light refreshments will be served. Attendance is limited to 40 people. Please register to attend.

Watch for more details about these upcoming events:

Doctoral Education in the Altac Age

Thursday, October 22
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Incubator, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Administrative Bloat: Reality, Opportunity, or Red Herring?

Monday, November 16
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Incubator, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

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