The Delta Cost Project at AIR used quantitative descriptive analyses of patterns and trends to prepare two briefs. The aim of these briefs was twofold: (a) examine the academic workforce across different types of institutions and (b) explore the financial implications of changes to the higher education workforce.

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This paper, the second in a two-part series, documents the financial trade-offs made by postsecondary institutions as they hire more part-time contingent faculty.

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This infographic series presents data on college instructors who are not in a tenure-track position or are at an institution without a tenure system across different types of postsecondary institutions.

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This paper, the first in a two-part series, profiles the contingent workforce across postsecondary institutional types.

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This blog post highlights research findings about the financial and student outcome impacts of colleges and universities hiring increasing numbers of contingent faculty.