Views: The Case of the Disappearing Liberal Arts College – Inside Higher Ed

The gradual, and almost invisible, transformation of many “liberal arts colleges” to more comprehensive institutions is similar to another gradual trend that has reshaped the composition and the work of the American academic profession. Over the past three decades, colleges and universities have replaced tenure-track faculty positions with part-time and full-time term-contract positions — a phenomenon Jack Shuster and Martin Finkelstein referred to as the “silent revolution” in their book…