This article evaluates the conditions related to a similar classical quest for academic tenure and examines the primary strategies that may be involved in enriching the traditional educational relics of teaching, research, scholarship and service. Any basic, honest blueprint for tenure clearly demands a visionary pre-hiring faculty selection committee that understands the significant investment indicated by an advertisement for a tenure track appointment. After a basic tenure-trek blueprint has been drawn, perhaps the vision of academic and professional expectations may be more clearly detailed by some illustrations that suggest effective strategies for achieving tenure goals and objectives.
Ratliff, G. L. (1996). “Classical ‘Tenure Trek’: In the search for new academic frontiers, ‘Don’t lower the bridge, raise the water.’” Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 25(3), 167–174.