Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Shrinking Professoriate

See this article:
In the fall of 2004, 50.6 of professional full-time employees in higher education (excluding medical schools) were faculty members. In the fall of 2006, for which data were released Tuesday, 48.6 percent of professional, full-time jobs in higher education were held by faculty members.
I had no idea. Fascinating.

1 comment:

TeachMoore said...

The operating word here is "full-time." More and more colleges are using part-time teachers (adjuncts) to cover more and more classes. There has been some debate about how those parttimers are treated and what it means for students.