New Survey Suggests Adjuncts May Be Unrealistic About Their Career Prospects
Fasten your seat belts. There’s a new study out, the “College Graduate Employment Survey,” by Accenture. Who’s Accenture? From the company’s website: “Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 261,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012.”
The methodology used for the study is a bit dodgy. The survey’s authors explain: “Accenture conducted an online survey in the United States of 1,010 students graduating from college in 2013 and entering the job market, and 1,005 participants who already graduated college in 2011 or 2012. The survey was conducted between March 22 and April 1, 2013.” Who knows if people could figure a way to fill out the survey multiple times, or the people who did respond were actually who they claimed to be? Not Accenture, and not us.
The Chronicle of Higher Education posted a piece about the survey (without linking to
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