A majority of college and university presidents surveyed by the Pew Research Center and the Chronicle of Higher Education effectively oppose tenure:
Mark C. Taylor calculates in his book Crisis on Campus that someone who serves as an associate professor with tenure for five years and then becomes a full professor for 30 years sets a private university back $12.2 million and costs a public university $10 million during the same period of time. . . .
At public four-year institutions, 52 percent of presidents with previous faculty background favored tenure, while just 37 percent without faculty experience did. Among presidents of private four-year institutions, 35 percent who had formerly served as faculty favored tenure, compared with 20 percent of those without faculty experience.