This report extends previous research on these trends. Specifically, it describes how public colleges and universities employ and compensate both full- and part-time faculty members to staff undergraduate courses. It provides a national overview of who is teaching which courses, and at what salary, in public colleges and universities. The results document the system-wide switch to contingent instruction and the disproportionately low salaries associated with part-time instructional employment.
Reversing Course: The Troubled State of Academic Staffing and a Path Forward