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.
Having lived in the university for the past 40 years, I have a pretty good understanding of what goes on inside. So does Ben Ginsberg. Read morePublished 7 hours ago by Joseph R.
This review is on behalf of my father: "The author has clearly done a lot of work in this field and has opened our eyes to many issues. He easily deserves 5 stars for his work. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Andrew
Very good analysis, even if this is quite somber reading for a faculty memberPublished 1 month ago by M. Rossi
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 3 months 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 4 months ago by Hakarl
A poignant examination of the academic de-evolution engulfing college and university professors in postsecondary education.Published 4 months 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 6 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 7 months ago by J. Jackson