The State of the Humanities

“Between 1988 and 2004, the percentage of humanities faculty members feeling ‘very satisfied’ with their jobs increased by 10 percentage points, to 45%. When adjusted for inflation, most humanities faculty members saw their salaries dip slightly in the early 1990s, and then saw increases for the next decade. The net increase from 1987 to 2003 was about 5 percent for assistant and associate professors and 3 percent for full professors. In 2003, college graduates who were 10 years out of their undergraduate institution were largely concentrated in two fields: education and business. These are among the statistics being released today in the Humanities Indicators Prototype, a project of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences …” (more)

[Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, 7 January]

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