A Case of Accidental Honesty

One of the UNC system’s most frequent arguments why they need more money is that it is needed to stem the exodus of talented professors to competitors offering big bucks. Yet, at  the April UNC Board of Governors meeting, it was revealed that the voluntary turnover rate for arts and humanities professors at Chapel Hill  is a miniscule 3 percent per year, while private industry’s rate is more than 5 times that figure (around 1.4 percent per month). I discuss this unintentional revelation and some other nuggets of academia’s “faculty-centric” mindset in the Pope Center’s Monday article, “Working on the Tenured Chain Gang.”

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