The adjuncts, most of whom really love teaching, come and go like drifters.
While this book is a polemic, with all the virtues and vices of a polemic, it is well worth the read for anyone in higher education, and especially those on faculty.
My reason for not rating it more highly is that this book, like so many others, spends too little time on the root causes and too much time on symptoms.
Ginsberg outlines some of the problems associated with the administrative bloat that is destroying most college, and it does it with passion and fury. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Conflicted Consumer
Great book but I wish he had "followed the money". Students these days are paying ever increasing tuition and fees. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hakarl
A poignant examination of the academic de-evolution engulfing college and university professors in postsecondary education.Published 1 month ago by Henry Lee Allen
I am writing this review after having read the book quite a while ago, so this is what I remember best. First, it was written in a manner that I would call light and comical. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Harold A. Geller
Get this book if you are thinking about a career in higher education.
To many mid-level people that are living the Peter Principle to the fullest are running the... Read more
Ginsberg provides humor and sarcasm to accurately describe the state of faculty governance on many university campuses at present. Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. Jackson
Ginsberg cherry picks facts and stories while ignoring the larger picture of what is going on on college campuses. The entire thing is exaggerated and completely biased. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael A McNamee III
While the author wrote from a biased perspective, he had done lots of research on the evolution of tenure and other academic issues facing universities in the US. Read morePublished 6 months ago by dwillis
I think Professor Ginsberg comes across as a Professor with "an axe to grind" as he seems to make broad accusations that do not appear to align with my experience as a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by W. Gum