Re: hittin' the road

Michael J. Salvo (
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 14:50:42 -0600

At 09:01 PM 9/25/96 -0700, Steve Krause wrote:
>I mean, I'm not worried about getting fired anytime soon-- doing computers
>and compositon makes me a valuable asset to my institution, as I suspect it
>does for a lot of folks on this list. But I don't want someone yanking the
>one thing that I see as enabling faculty from trying to effect radical
>change within the institution.

and this is an important point: how do we demonstrate that the work done,
though antithetical to the short-term bottom-line bean counters is, in the
long and not-so-long term important and valuable? how do you demonstrate
that "radical change within the institution" is desireable?

i like your proposal, steve, and i'm very much in favor of gene's
re-locating the academy in *understandable* and relevent praxis. can we use
this attack as an opportunity to discuss what tenure could be (should and
ought to be?) rather than fighting for a flawed system -- and taking the
sides of unproductive faculty we don't respect -- or throwing it all out and
taking the show on the road?