FEBRUARY 11, 2014
At the Columbia School of Social Work, as many as eleven faculty members have been awarded tenure over the past ten years. This episode’s guests are CSSW Associate Professors Craig Schwalbe and Elwin Wu, both of whom were awarded tenure at the end of the 2012-13 academic year. Professors Schwalbe and Wu describe the process of amassing the tenure dossier to meet the criteria set by Columbia for evaluating their research productivity and impact. In addition, they discuss what happened to their other priorities—such as teaching and serving social work clients—when under so much pressure to prove their merit as publishing scholars and hence to earn the privilege of life-time employment at a major research university like Columbia.