January 25, 2012
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Tenured Professor Departs Stanford U., Hoping to Teach 500,000 Students at Online Start-Up.
UPDATE: Related story here.
ANOTHER UPDATE: A clarification: “I did on my own volition resign from my full tenured position, effective April 1, 2011. However, this was primarily to continue my employment with Google, and it predates my online class. Stanford has generously appointed me as a research professor without tenure, which means I remain a voting member of the Academic Council. I continue to advise students and help the department with administrative issues. And in all clarity: Stanford is an amazing place!!! I love Stanford.”