The college I taught at made this same mistake, but once they saw how great it was for their bottom line, decided they’d just… keep all the students. … … Now, it wasn’t on the same scale (just our three design programs), but we were scrambling.
Suddenly they needed someone who could get along with and deal with and motivate students who really had no business being in college yet…
… oh, I see you guessed the ending.
Yep, I was a lowly part-timer who got pulled off all his usual classes and put on “Beginning-But-It’s-Actually-Remedial Computer Graphics” and “Illustration for Kids Who Just Want To Draw Horsies”.
But, hey, the school’s screwup meant I got bumped up to full time. And thanks to a great dean and union steward, I stayed full time. For the next twenty years 'til I retired.