Win-win for corporations. The colleges save money, the staffing firms make a profit—–and it all comes at the expense of the adjuncts and the jobs of the people at the colleges who used to administer the adjuncts in-house. And the students? Well, nothing like paying big money to be taught by poverty-level adjuncts.
Next, can we hire administrators the same way?
OT: Are we going to get any sensible analyses about WW1 on the anniversary of Princip’s rash act next Monday?
Tenure-track faculty should be more worried about the emerging mismatch between supply and demand. Tenure will not only become harder to achieve, but won’t do much good when the University down-sizes or closes.