Holding For-Profit Colleges Accountable
“For-profit faculty are joining with other faculty because all faculty, given the responsibility to teach the next generation of leaders and thinkers, should be allowed to earn a living wage. Student success depends on quality education, and faculty who perform the core mission of the institution without the resources and support we need should band together to better faculty working conditions that lead to improved student outcomes.”--Dr. Wanda Evans-Brewer
Across the country, for-profit colleges and universities are prioritizing their revenue stream over their students. As faculty at for-profit colleges we are on the front lines. We are some of the lowest paid faculty in the country. The vast majority of for-profit colleges spend more resources on profits and marketing than instruction. Instructors often earn less than $2000 per course, while students struggle with debt to pay the exorbitant tuition.
In the face of these unique circumstances, for-profit faculty from around the country are coming together to change the way for-profit colleges do business. We are pushing back against Corinthian, against ITT and for legislation requiring at least 50% of tuition be spent on instruction.