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apron-string tenure

obsolete A property or estate owned by a woman but controlled by her husband during her life and then by her family after her death. He has a vast property; it is but an apron-string tenure, though, and he shall be dispossessed of it when she passes.
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But Wetherbe is a rare professor who believes that tenure is bad for higher education.
Still, counting on tenure alone to deliver competitive levels of performance would be folly.
The Council of Institutional Investors, whose members consist of pension funds with more than $3 trillion of assets under management, recently revised its best-practices corporate governance policies to include tenure as a factor boards should consider when determining whether a director is independent.
The authors find that the annual investment rate, measured as the investment-to-capital-stock ratio, is about 6 percentage points lower, and the asset growth rate is about 3 percentage points lower, in the first three years of a CEO's tenure than in later years.
Sources told M AIL T ODAY that most of the judges refuse to accept the offer as the tenure is too short and they prefer assignments which have longer tenures.
In 1976, he published The Hoax of the Twentieth Century: The Case Against the Presumed Extermination of European Jewry shortly after he received tenure.
At campuses that have not built undergraduate research into their tenure and promotion documents, the mentoring of undergraduate research can still be an important part of the annual review process.
Supporters of tenure argue that the system protects experienced, and therefore more well-paid, teachers from being displaced by newer, cheaper teachers.
In case of floating rate loans, offered by players like SBI, the tenure increases although the EMI amount does not.
You have asked about the tenure hurdles at your new college or university, and you understand that the requirements are the same for all faculty in language and literature fields at your institution.
BACK WHEN I WAS A REPORTER FOR MY college newspaper, we ran several stories concerning a professor who had threatened legal action against the school for being denied tenure.
The average age for receiving a PhD is 33 and many professors do not secure tenure before they are 40.
There's even in a bill in the Legislature that would eliminate tenure entirely.
In her 1996 juried conference about promotion and tenure, Pollicino reported that the granting of autonomy via tenure was an opportunity to exercise personal professional autonomy.