Monthly Archives: August 2014

When a Tenure Bid Fails

Over at Inside Higher Ed, there’s an unfortunate story of three tenure denials at Northeastern University. It’s a sad, cautionary tale for any researcher on the tenure track. All three of these researchers were praised by their departments and deans for the accomplishments — and then they were summarily denied tenure by a provost.

We here at ResearchFlow(TM) feel for these researchers and hope they land on their feet.

We also want to use this opportunity to let other researchers on the tenure track know that ResearchFlow(TM) can help prevent this situation. If you read the article, you’ll see that Northeastern is increasing its emphasis on research impacts. These are independent of approval of faculty committees and peers — these are standards that are measurable. We at ResearchFlow(TM) offer just this to both researchers and admins: measurements of citations, word counts, social media reputation, browsing habits, IP generated, and much more. We offer this to take the guesswork out of the tenure process and to give researchers — and their bosses in the administrative offices — peace of mind.