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Tenure: good or evil?

Does tenure lead to better higher education?
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Marc Hesp

on 2 February 2013

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Transcript of Tenure: good or evil?

What are they doing? What are the costs? Are they good at it? About Tenure Tenure is normally used for jobs, usually academic high-ranking jobs like professors.
It is to protect professors who are teaching something that their employer, the university, might not agree with. Tenure means that these people cannot be fired without a very good reason- the job is for life. We've seen the amount of publications, and how much it costs.
But what does this mean for the quality of education and research? The Ivy Impact Nº of publications x the Impact Factor of the journal, average per publisher. Use the slider to view different years. 1950 2012 Nobelprizes The first non-tenured Nobelprizewinner was xxx in 1954 Nº of publications Nº of patents Nº of patents per person, filter by year and rank on the right Nº of publications per person, filter by year and rank on the right Filter Filter both diagrams by year and / or rank Professor
Associate
Assistent
Lecturer
Other Ivy league
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Public universities
Other Ivy league
Private universities
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Other Filter by type Tenured Non-tenured Endowments Correlation between endowments and tenure positions The idea Does the job security that tenure is, have an influence on the productivity of professors? We would like to show that productivity, measured in publications and patents. Average salary vs Tuition What does it cost? What is the trend in salary of scholars? Tenured
On Tenure track
Non-tenured The idea Tenure also means that the university has higher fixed costs. We were wondering if we could discover a correlation between tenure and tuition.
Apart from that we are trying to find a correlation between endowments and tenure positions. The idea Looking at costs and productivity is one thing, but tenure is meant for higher quality. We thought of an impact factor of publications. Academic Tenure: good or evil? Tenure, the academic job security, was meant to ensure independence and better education. Does it still serve that purpose? The sources Publications: http://www.leidenranking.com/
Patents: http://www.wipo.int/ipstats/en/statistics/patents/
The sources AAUP Economic Status Report: http://www.aaup.org/reports-publications/2011-12salarysurvey
The Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/article/Largest-College-Endowments/133239/ The sources Science gateway: http://www.sciencegateway.org/impact/
Find the best: http://colleges.findthebest.com/saved_compare/Ivy-League-Comparison-Yale-Harvard-MIT-Brown-Princeton-Dartmouth-Columbia-UPenn-Cornell Tenure tendency Nº of scholars nation-wide, from 2001 to 2009 Are tenured professors more productive then non-tenured? Are scholars on tenure-track more eager to publish their work?
We took a look at the publications and patents of the professors and lecturers. A good education is not cheap. Salaries are rising, as well as tuition and student loans. Is it still balanced? Filter $x1000 This draft for an interactive infographic was made by
Cláudio Oliva de Lyra and Marc Hesp for the Course Infographics and Data visualization.

Basically, this page is meant for overview.
What is it all about?
The reader can find some trends and filter a little bit.

On top of that, we give some information about what tenure is. Not everybody knows this.

We have not really thought about the audience. Let's assume it's a mixed audience.
Ivy league
Private universities
Public universities
Other Professor
Associate
Assistent
Lecturer
Other Filter by schooltype Filter by rank Notes on the side This page is a little bit interactive.

The reader can change the slider and scroll through the years.

By checking or unchecking the checkboxes, both diagrams change.

Hovering over bars shows data. Clicking bars leads to more detail. Notes on the side The cost can be filtered to see what is the difference between public or private universities.

Hovering over lines shows data. Clicking lines leads to more detail.

Also it should be possible to compare tenured and non-tenured salaries.

We thought about a tuition-scholar ratio, but couldn't get that clear. Notes on the side The Nobel timeline is for fun and could look a lot better with some photo's of famous winners.

The Ivy shields are also there to make things a little sweeter to the eye. Maybe, it would be nice to let the visitor select other university leagues as well.

Hovering over bars shows data. Clicking bars leads to more detail.

Of course, the slider could give the reader some chance to explore. Notes on the side Academic Tenure: good or evil? by
Cláudio Oliva de Lyra
Marc Hesp

February 2013
Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization
Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
University of Texas

Teacher: Alberto Cairo Ivy league
Private universities
Public universities
Other Filter by type
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