Vince Tyra says he's interested in becoming Louisville's permanent athletic director https://t.co/RRQzxYvFXv— Courier Journal (@courierjournal) January 25, 2018
From my personal twitter account, I replied:
UofL is paying him $100,000 per month. Who wouldn't be interested in that kind of extravagant pay at a public university?— Rodger Payne (@rapayn01) January 25, 2018
Imagine if we paid adjunct professors according to the same logic. There are some generating big bucks in annual tuition revenue!
But are paid horribly.
That sort of set me off...but I started replying from my professional account:
Here's the adjunct faculty math.— Rodger Payne (@RodgerPayne) January 25, 2018
$1500 tuition per in-state student per 3 hour class.
Assume 30 students/class.
Assume 8 classes/year.
That's $360,000/year in revenue.
Likely pay? About $25K if courses taught as part-timer. Paid maybe twice that as one-year term faculty.
There are Biology sections with 100s of students, so that revenue figure could be vastly under-estimated. Many departments have Intro sections with 100 to 300 students.— Rodger Payne (@RodgerPayne) January 25, 2018
I realize that the argument Athletics would make is that the market produces plenty of adjuncts to teach for low pay...but talented ADs are scarce.— Rodger Payne (@RodgerPayne) January 25, 2018
How do we know that? Tyra came from business background with college sports career decades ago.
Is that a rare skill set?
Incidentally, UofL is also paying an inexperienced basketball coach nearly $1 million. Would he have rejected the job if paid half that, or less?— Rodger Payne (@RodgerPayne) January 25, 2018
Generally, the coach salary scale is a disgrace, made apparent by this transaction as much as the $7.7 m Pitino would have made
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