More Professors Said to Be Off Tenure Track

The gaps between the average salaries of professors at public and at private institutions, and between tenured and nontenured faculty members, continue to widen -- even as the percentage of professors who are tenured or on the tenure track decreases, says a report released last month by the National Education Association.

The report, based on 1998-99 data collected by the U.S. Department of Education from 18,000 professors at 960 institutions, supports the assertion of many faculty