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The Tenured Entrepreneur

In his recent article in the Chronicle, Sam Johnson argues for the case that there is no reason to approach a career path to tenured track with any less savvy than other industries. Particularly given the funding squeeze than many higher education institutions are facing, faculty must be their own advocates and innovators. They must, he argues, recognize their place in a market place and leverage their skills accordingly. The author feels strongly enough about this to speak out, but given the current climate, does so under a pseudonym, which itself speaks volumes about the current climate.

Do you think the solution lies in faculty–even tenured faculty–looking outside university walls in parlaying their skills? Or does an internal solution need to be forged? Weigh in with your thoughts on social media.