Economic Argument for the Professional Model
For instance, in light of the current austerity in higher education the reality is that triad institutions cannot afford to expand faculty or facilities to accommodate more students. However, the professional model can make available an unlimited number of academics that provide higher education for 50-75% less than the triad or for what amounts to the advertised price of resident tuition.
In light of this if the brand name of a university or college and perhaps even some of its services or facilities were provided for a fee to professional academics in the operation of their independent private practice expansion could be accommodated. Further, since the professional model requires only the revenue from resident tuition to operate, its opens to the host institution the full economic potential of the non-resident student market, with room for mark up.
This would not be replication of the standard institutional employer/faculty employee relationship of the triad but an arrangement that fundamentally distinguishes the principal service provider (the academic) from the principal service facilitator (the institution) - though a mutually dependent and beneficial relationship remains.
But for the same reasons it makes an excellent partner of universities and colleges, the professional model is a fierce competitor to which the triad cannot independently respond. Any institution or state that fully converted to the professional model would enjoy over those that did not the distinct advantages of unlimited service expansion, significantly lower costs and greater non-resident market share.