New survey finds college administrators ditching tenure

By eCampus News staff and wire reports
January 28th, 2013

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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