A big thank-you to everyone who read my post from last week Why Not Adjunct Administrators Instead of Adjunct Instructors? I had thousands of new visitors come here, by far my largest day of traffic. There were also many great comments.
The issue is more complex than I gave it credit. Many of you commented that while the situation for adjunct instructors is indeed terrible, making administrators adjuncts as well wouldn’t fix the problem.
So here is the open question for this thread: how would you fix the budget of higher education? How would you close the massive budget shortfalls that affect universities.
Just to make this question interesting, let’s take increasing government funding off the table, since states are slashing college budgets across the United States, and this trend doesn’t appear to be reversing anytime soon.