Big Faculty Shortages Seen in Humanities and Social Sciences

The arts and sciences face severe faculty shortages in the future, especially in the humanities and social sciences, a new study has found.

However, the study -- which makes projections to the year 2012 -- contradicts the popular impression that a cataclysmic wave of retirements will come within the next 10 to 15 years to drain higher-education's professoriate. It suggests instead that the outflow of present faculty members from academe will be slow and steady over the next 25