Sunday, October 02, 2016
Which Matters More?
IMO, my college could do it with only one change: a per pupil appropriation equal to what state universities get for their freshmen and sophomore students. There would be no need to alter the rest of what we do, although any program like that would undoubtedly come with a requirement for even more staff dedicated to feeding the bureaucrats in the state capitol.
To which I would add, how could universities possibly increase their adjunct fraction beyond what it already is for freshman and sophomore classes? After all, this would apply to state universities as well as community colleges, and they have already made most of that shift already. They are even more tuition dependent than we are.
I also say this as someone who adjuncted for a period and realize how different places treat adjuncts, and the effect that adjuncts can have on students vs. long-term, fully employed ("expensive") faculty.
If the point of this is equality, then let's not dress up a system that would end up cutting all the things that might help students succeed.
@Don Coffin -- that's a far better solution, and one I'd get behind.