Thursday, April 21, 2016

Tenure is disappearing, much to the detriment of higher ed - Tara García Mathewson, Education Dive

Schools with a greater reliance on adjuncts have lower graduation and retention rates. The number of part-time faculty on college campuses has increased by 70% over the last 40 years. In the same time period, the number of full-time tenured positions has dropped 26% and full-time positions on the tenure track have gone down by half, according to data from the American Association of University Professors. The composition of the faculty on college campuses in the United States has fundamentally changed, and it is affecting institutions, students, and faculty members themselves.

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