I would love to ask a question on the tenure system that is in vogue in US. I see a few publications in Google, and also a few blog posts talking about the pros and cons of the system.
I wish to know the following:
- Is the tenure system efficient as such?
- Is it likely/probable/possible that it will get overhauled in the near/far future?
- Why do we not have an annual incentive-based system (or something similar) instead of tenure?
- Are there universities which have begun to do away with tenure already?
I am a bit doubtful if these questions are permissible or if they belong to community-wiki or if they belong at all. Most importantly I am afraid the answers may result in camps of people. Any idea how I should approach this? Thanks :)
PS: First post in meta, excuse me if I am not supposed to ask this here.