Our colleges campuses are drowning in leaders. I’ve literally taught courses where I had to report to 4 different bosses (in addition to the department head and Dean) during the semester regarding every issue that … Learn more.
Some time back, I mentioned Arizona State University’s plan to increase faculty workloads 25%, for no additional pay. This policy idea was part of a larger plan by the ASU Poo Bah, Michael Crow, to debase education a… Learn more.
A recent blog by Michael Edwards, entitled "I quit! Why I am Leaving UK Academia”, cited administrators as one of the core reasons behind his move to Germany, in a bid to escape the "hell in a handcart" that UK acad… Learn more.
Usually when I talk about the looting of our higher educational system by the Poo Bahs “leading” it, I focus on their amazing pay and ridiculous perks. But there’s more, so much more to it, from huge constructi… Learn more.
It really is interesting how the other half lives, particularly when it comes to the Poo Bahs who rule over our institutions. Their lives are just so…different. I worry about losing my job, because that would be a … Learn more.
As I’ve pointed out so many times before, the administrative caste on campus is an expensive irrelevancy. Even a campus with but a dozen faculty (making $35k a year) might sport two dozen or so administrators, each get… Learn more.
While certainly the student loan scam is a big factor in the debasement of higher education, I fear I’ve overlooked how much the plundering “leaders” of higher education are a factor here. A century ago, the Pre… Learn more.
In Ye Olden Days of Higher Education, college was about classes during the week and partying on the weekends. You didn’t even party every weekend, since sometimes you had papers and tests, and you certainly didn’t pa… Learn more.
I don’t mean to harp on the fraud of community college in particular, but it seems like every week another sign of how much of a rip-off these places are gets tossed in my face. I’m starting to get picky about th… Learn more.
I know, I’ve written about the academic atrocity at UNC a few times, but obviously all I know for certain is what’s been published. I’ve made some conjectures, of course, based on what I know of how higher educatio… Learn more.