Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Paying for Bloat (or an education)?

see Academe Blog:

In this past week’s issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, there is a very revealing graph representing the changes in employment in colleges and universities from 1976 to 2011. The graph is based on an analysis of IPEDs data by AAUP’s John Curtis.

Full-Time Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

1976 – 353,681

2011 – 436,293

Increase – 23%



Graduate Student Employees

1976 – 160.086

2011 – 358,743

Increase – 123%




Full-Time Executives

1976 – 97,003

2011 – 233,368

Increase 141%



Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty

1976 – 80,883

2011 – 290,238

Increase – 259%



Part-Time Faculty

1976 – 199,139

2011 – 768,071

Increase – 286%



Full-Time Non-Faculty Professional Staff

1976 – 150,319

2011 – 704,505

Increase – 369%

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