Employment During Difficult Economic Times
The current economic downturn affects everyone, including those in academe: "Constricted funds for student aid, lack of available capital for construction and renovation, and…the freezing of new hires for faculty positions" (Trachtenberg 2008: A112) will have an impact across all sectors of higher education. Some presidents of colleges are returning part of their pay or turning down raises in light of the situation (Lewin 2008). Other universities are terminating adjunct positions, reducing the availability of various student support facilities, or turning off the air conditioning and …
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