Friday, October 28, 2011

Changing University English Dept.

Question: How has the college English department changed?

Answer: Tenured professors are in the minority. Adjunct, contingent and graduate student instructors are in the majority. What are the implications of this shift in the nature of the faculty?

Comment: Speaking as a former adjunct instructor, I see little chance that the majority will wield the power that is in tight control by the minority tenured faculty. I see little chance for a revolution by those instructors in the majority. FYI. RayS.

 Title: Review: The Old Curiosity Shop and the New Faculty Majority.” Jim Cocola. College English (September 2011), 69-84.

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