Sexton Takes On Issues of Tenure, Academic Freedom

December 3, 2004

Proving to be one of the most outspoken university presidents in the nation, John Sexton of New York University has seized upon two hotly debated issues in higher education: tenure and academic freedom.

As he presses forward with a plan to create a cadre of full-time teachers who would be ineligible for permanent faculty appointments, Mr. Sexton, former dean of NYU's law school, is redefining the traditional notion of tenure at research universities - in a way that has alarmed some advocates of the tenure system...

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