I’m sorry to hi-jack the point of your article, which is very important. I just had to make note of the fact that unfortunately, part-time, non-tenure track positions are not only common (70% of today’s faculty), they are the curse of today’s non-tenured academics. Many universities have been saving money by hiring many faculty members they don’t have to promote. Here is one article about this exploitation of the workforce:
The Wal-Mart-ization of higher education: How young professors are getting screwed
Excerpted from "Equality for Contingent Faculty: Overcoming the Two-Tier System" In 2009, Money Magazine published a…
or there’s this one:
Why Are We Hiring So Many Non-Tenure-Track Faculty?
By Adrianna Kezar and Sean Gehrke Faculty hiring practices have changed in recent years: hiring decisions have become…
The labor force is losing its hold over power gobbled up by management in every sector. There are so many politics in higher education, but a lot of this stems from the privatization of the system.