At the university where I work, the budget on the administrative side has gone way up, much more quickly than the budget on the academic side — and the President is making well over half a million bucks. A large percentage of our teachers are “contract faculty” — who live on yearly contracts, with no security from year to year, and who get paid a lot less per course than tenure-stream faculty, so they have to teach a lot and therefore have no time to keep up with current research or to do any research of their own. The administration is now pushing a so-called “teaching stream” — faculty who would have tenure, but who would be expected to teach more courses than the regular tenure-stream. The educational system is changing drastically, and not for the better.
Apr 12, 2017