Notes in the Margins: Texting, rethinking economics, and the disposable prof

The disposable professor crisis For decades, colleges have been turning to adjuncts to cut costs — and it’s hurting students and educators alike. (Salon via University Business)

Class of 2012: More jobs, bigger paychecks Members of the Class of 2012 are being offered median starting salaries of $42,569 — up 4.5% from last year, a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows. (CNN)

College-Bound Cast Wider Net Falling acceptance rates drive students to apply to more schools, fueling the cycle. (The Wall Street Journal)

Room for Debate: Rethinking How We Teach Economics What have we learned in the last five years that should be imparted upon future generations of economists? (The New York Times)

New study shows college students who text during class not paying attention to lectures Students who send and receive texts during class have a hard time paying attention to lectures and risk not learning as much as they would if they weren’t texting and were paying attention. (MLive via University Business)