Professors’ Productivity Declines With Age, Right? Maybe Not.

“A typical career for a tenure-track professor might look like this: Publish early and often, hit a peak after a few years, get tenure, then watch productivity decline until retirement. Given this popular perception of the scholarly arc, professors of all stripes have been evaluated at a young age by the number of published papers they produce. But a study from the University of Colorado at Boulder suggests that this assumed trajectory is mistaken …” (more)

[Julia Martinez, Chronicle of Higher Education, 17 October]

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