What is Tenure? Dean Jeff Milem Explains
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Dr. Jeffrey Milem, Professor and Jules Zimmer Dean's Chair at UCSB's Gevirtz School of Education

In this episode, we talk to our first threepeat guest, Dr. Jeffrey Milem, the Jules Zimmer Dean's Chair of the Gevirtz School of Education at UC Santa Barbara, about the mysteries of tenure. Faculty tenure is a dream to some who feel it protects academic freedom, a scapegoat for those who feel it cushions professors from reality, and the truth is likely somewhere in between. 

Dr. Jeffrey Milem is Professor and Jules Zimmer Dean’s Chair at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School of Education. Dr. Milem came to UCSB in 2016. Before that he was the Ernest W. McFarland Distinguished Professor in Leadership for Educational Policy and Reform in the College of Education at the University of Arizona. Much of his research and academic career has focused on issues of access, social justice, and racial equity in higher education.

Bits of Music You May Notice: Yo La Tengo, "Georgia Vs. Yo La Tengo," Los Lobos, "Revolution," Warren Zevon, "Accidentally Like a Martyr."

This episode first aired on KCSB-FM 91.9 on May 19, 2022.