U. Michigan is planning to switch to a tenure cycle with a 10-year cap (instead of the current and more standard 6-7 cycle).
Under the proposal, each department may end up having its own rules
about the tenure process, including allowing or not a second try if the
first one fails and also allowing or not tenure track faculty to go
Nothing is decided yet. Watch this space for updates.
This reminds me to post the first entry in my list of â€œTen most
useful blogsâ€. This would be a free and very informative site on Higher
Here is an interesting recent link about tenure from this site:
More blogs from my top ten will follow (in no particular order) in future postings.