Phoenix Rising

by Chris Cumo The glossy cover of the brochure invites readers to “Teach at the leading university for working professionals.” Inside the brochure, the University of Phoenix promises potential faculty that they can tuck teaching into their busy careers while gaining greater expertise through their interaction with students. This interaction gives classes “the feel of a professional retreat,” promises the brochure. Twelve thousand faculty have answered the call. All but 250 of them teach part-time, says Craig Swenson, the University’s Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs. Among the University’s part-time faculty is Anthony Trippe, who has more than […]
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