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Want tenure? Inflate those grades.

This fall I gave my students grades for the first time. Of course, my students have received grades from me before, but I was always of the philosophy that those grades should be the ones they had earned. This semester, that changed. I began giving A’s like gifts. Why? I need to get tenure.

Interesting tale here.

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.