At Terra Sigillata, Abel Pharmboy wonders what it means for a department to have a 100 percent tenure-granting rate. Are the department's standards too low? Or are underperforming faculty headed off early to non-tenure track positions or another workplace? "So, would a 100% tenure-award rate always mean that a department's evaluation standards were substandard?" asks Abel Pharmboy.

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