Graphic
|

Feast or Famine? It’s Academic

by Chris Cumo

THE GAP BETWEEN rich and poor is as much a fact of academe
as of American society. 74 private colleges and universities
paid their presidents more than $300,000 in the 1998-1999
academic year. The number of presidents above the $300,000
mark represented a 21 percent increase from the previous year,
when 61 presidents eclipsed $300,000, and is almost double
the 38 presidents who earned more than $300,000 in 1995-1996.
Twenty-one presidents made between $400,000 and $499,000 in
1998-1999, and seven presidents surpassed $500,000 in pay
and benefits.

With such hefty salaries being paid to college presidents,
how much, we wondered, did the average adjunct earn at the
institutions managed by the presidents in question?

James O. Freedman, president emeritus of Dartmouth College
led the pack in 1998-1999, receiving $920,909, of which $474,528
were severance benefits. But base pay for adjuncts in Dartmouth’s
English department is a mere $3,090 in pay with no benefits.
Second to Freedman was Harry C. Payne, who earned $878,222
in salary and benefits during 1998-1999, his last year as
president of Williams College in Massachusetts. Adjuncts in
that English department earn a base pay of $3,800 with no
benefits. John R. Silber was

To read the rest of this article, you need to be a subscriber and TO PURCHASE A NEW SUBSCRIPTION, select the subscription you want from the drop down menu below, pay and read! 

To RENEW/EXTEND an existing subscription, please  then visit the MY SUBSCRIPTION link found at the top of the page. Do not use this form.  

Authorize.Net
Authorize.Net processes AMEX, Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit card payments made online securely and safely. 
Paypal Standard
You do NOT need a PayPal account to use this payment method. PayPal allows credit card payments to be processed safely and securely. PayPal operates with credit cards, debit cards, bank accounts and PayPal accounts to make safe purchases online, without disclosing your credit card number or financial information. 

Short URL: http://www.adjunctnation.com/?p=109

Leave a Reply

Keep in Touch With AdjunctNation

Graphic Graphic Graphic

Graphic

Want to see your advertisement on
AdjunctNation.com? Click here.

Graphic

Want to see your advertisement on
AdjunctNation.com? Click here.

Graphic

Want to see your advertisement on
AdjunctNation.com? Click here.

Archives

Graphic
Graphic

Want to see your advertisement on
AdjunctNation.com? Click here.

Graphic

Want to see your advertisement on
AdjunctNation.com? Click here.

Graphic

Want to see your advertisement on
AdjunctNation.com? Click here.

Graphic

Want to see your advertisement on
AdjunctNation.com? Click here.

Graphic

Want to see your advertisement on
AdjunctNation.com? Click here.

Graphic

Want to see your advertisement on
AdjunctNation.com? Click here.

Graphic

Want to see your advertisement on
AdjunctNation.com? Click here.

Graphic

Want to see your advertisement on
AdjunctNation.com? Click here.

Graphic

Want to see your advertisement on
AdjunctNation.com? Click here.

Graphic

Want to see your advertisement on
AdjunctNation.com? Click here.

Recently Commented

  • Rick: If your looking for non-academic jobs, or “menial” jobs do not even mention your graduate...
  • AdjunctNation Editorial Team: @Jeffr thanks for pointing out the distinction.
  • Jeffr: Note that adjunct faculty are considered to be on a “term” basis and receives no protection except...
  • Scott: I believe Sami is correct in that this no reasonable assurance language will allow adjuncts continuing access...
  • Nancy West-Diangelo: It’s as if we’ve lost the ability to listen critically. If the point of the work we...