The Three Cs to survival in academia for tenure-track faculty or junior faculty are Climate, Culture, and Collegiality, according to a new study by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), a research project based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. More than 4,500 junior faculty from 51 colleges participated in the survey. See highlights of the report.
What is interesting about this report is that implementing its findings won't cost money.
The worry about receiving tenure starts almost the first day one lands a job as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. "What do I need to do to get tenure?" is a question junior faculty ask almost every day of their lives for the first five or six years of their academic career. There are facts and myths about what one needs to do to receive tenure. Over the next few months, experts from academia will share advice on what junior faculty can do to receive tenure. Here are a few pointers from me: