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Tenure Body Paragraph – Extra Credit

Tenure Body Paragraph – Extra Credit

Tenure creates lifelong contracts that prevent schools from adapting to new trends. The purpose of tenure was to improve the education system but in reality it is hurting it. Wetherbe (2013) writes that, “Professors’ reluctance to use technology to revamp the way they teach is understandable; tenured professors, of course, don’t have to.” For this reason, having tenured professors limits the students’ access to new and improved course opportunities. While tenure is protecting professors from losing their jobs, it is also protecting them from having to update the way that they teach as the years go on and technology continues to play bigger roles in our society. This limitation can hinder the future of the students by not preparing them to keep up with the modernized world where everything revolves around technology.

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