An ill-timed strike by academic workers could stall the engine, and expensive follow-up lawsuits by students could compound problems and trigger a whirling financial freefall.
Big states like California and Florida show success in linking their two-year and four-year public schools, but we also see encouraging employment news for the Not Degree population. Also: is it bad for adjunct faculty to teach introductory courses?
If we were college administrators, we would not just be worrying about negotiating compensation and benefit issues with academic workers. We would be very worried about what the undergraduates might do if their graduate student instructors ever stop teaching.