The Crisis of the American Academic Workforce
Keywords:Academic Profession, North America, United States of America
AbstractKey to an improvement in so labor intensive an industry as higher education is its workforce: the professoriate. The American academic profession is, however, widely acknowledged to be in criticaland deterioratingcondition: demographic aging, remuneration, the high dropout rates in doctoral programs, lengthening time-to-degree, an increase of non-tenure track appointment. This change is having a profound, and largely unscrutinized, impact on American higher education.
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