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Ohio State president takes on tenure

February 8, 2010

Ohio State University President Gordon Gee says the traditional formula for awarding tenure that rewards publishing in scholarly journals over excellence in teaching and other contributions is outdated and too often favors the quantity of a professor's output over quality.

Gee said a new approach to tenure is needed to ensure the university stays relevant to students and the outside world. The recession has helped highlight the importance of higher education to the economy, he said, so now is the right time to make big changes.


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