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New survey finds college administrators ditching tenure

College administrators will continue to rely heavily on adjunct instructors and faculty who won’t be eligible for tenure, according to a new poll of higher education officials, the Huffington Post reports. A survey conducted for Inside Higher Ed by Gallup found 65 percent of provosts at public and private schools said their college relies “significantly on non-tenure-track faculty for instruction.” Almost all of for-profit colleges (93 percent) said they rely on non-tenured faculty. Most provosts said in the survey they believe their institutions will continue at about the same pace for reliance on non-tenured faculty, and twice as many “expect greater reliance” on non-tenured instructors. For public universities, 58 percent said “future generations of faculty in this country should not expect tenure to be a factor in their employment at higher education institutions,” and 68 percent of community colleges said that to be true…

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