from The Chronicle of Higher Education ... (Article is behind a paywall.)
They’ve Been Scheming to Cut Tenure for Years. It’s Happening. We’re in the execution phase of the profession’s demise.
Tenure-line, NTLFT, adjuncts: These are the three estates of modern academe. They have been skillfully positioned by their overlords to check, balance, and often immiserate one another. Though as we shall see, external pressures alone don’t explain why we are divided and conquered.
As we enter the Execution Phase (2020-50) of the American professoriate’s reconfiguration, I hazard a few predictions. First