Giving young professors up to 10 years — instead of 6 — to earn tenure
this isn’t what is needed. what is needed is a restructuring of the escalation of tenure requirements. one thing that a 10 year rule will do is make people take 10 years 1/4 of their career to find out if they are good enough to keep it. that… creates a new underclass from the untenured. untenured people also don’t have tenure, so they can be fired more easily.