How the tenure trap paralyzes higher education
Singing as no one else could, Frank Sinatra used to croon, “And then you wonder how it all came about / It’s too late now, there’s no gettin’ out … ” because “You’re caught in the tender trap” called love. Swap out “tender” for “tenure,” and you will have a tune that hundreds of college presidents could be humming right now. Except the trap they’re in is anything but lovely.
Originally published: October 10, 2023
Author: Mitch Daniels
Position: President Emeritus
Institution: Purdue University
Published by: The Washington Post