Workers and the new corporate university

Posted: 23 June 2016 in Uncategorized
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A recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland shines a light on the changing makeup of employees in the new corporate university.

It shows, for example, that the percentage of employees who are faculty members has been in consistent decline since 1987 (and is now below 60 percent), while the percentage of the part-time employees who are faculty members has been on the rise (and is now about 70 percent). And while the percentage of employees who are management has not appreciably changed since the late-1980s, the category of “other professionals” (of which a large share consists of individuals who work in business and financial operations) is now equal to the share of full-time employees who are faculty members.

What we’re seeing, then, is a fundamental change in the nature of the university, based on “a growth of amenities and other programs outside of the teaching and research that have been the traditional focus of colleges and universities.”

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