February 6, 2014

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Administrator Hiring Drove 28% Boom in Higher-Ed Work Force, Report Says. “What’s more, the report says, the number of full-time faculty and staff members per professional or managerial administrator has declined 40 percent, to around 2.5 to 1. . . . And the kicker: You can’t blame faculty salaries for the rise in tuition. Faculty salaries were ‘essentially flat’ from 2000 to 2012, the report says. And ‘we didn’t see the savings that we would have expected from the shift to part-time faculty,’ said Donna M. Desrochers, an author of the report.”

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