October 12 2015

More and more faculty ponder the eternal question: "should I stay or should I go?"

These are challenging times for administrators as they balance enrollment patterns with cost of delivery and institutional mission. Seasoned veteran faculty can offer extraordinary depth to the learning environment, but also can contribute to the salary and program limitations that threaten our business models.

"Protected by tenure that prevents them from being dismissed without cause, and with no mandatory retirement age, a significant proportion of university faculty isn't going anywhere. A third are 55 and older, compared with 20 percent of the rest of the workforce, according to the University of Iowa Center on Aging."

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Read the whole story, produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, here



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