Tag Archives: administration

Please no more leaders for Higher Ed!

Please no more leaders for Higher Ed!

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 came up in the class. It takes some effort to teach a class, but not that much (it’s why faculty […] … learn more→

Make University a boiler room = 100% pay raise

Make University a boiler room = 100% pay raise

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 as much as possible. The primary motivation for doing so is to get more money for administration—every dollar […] … learn more→

I love my administrators! And there should be no 'conflict' with academics

I love my administrators! And there should be no ‘conflict’ with academics

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 academia was described as becoming. I wish him well in Germany. A German colleague did ask […] … learn more→

Poo Bah Napolitano caught looting $175 million

Poo Bah Napolitano caught looting $175 million

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 construction kickbacks (honest, the mad building spree in higher ed exists for a reason) to pedophilic coverups (Hi […] … learn more→

Poo Bah’s home for sale

Poo Bah’s home for sale

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 major problem for me. I want to move closer to my university, but it’s a major risk: […] … learn more→

Poo Bah arrogance exposed again

Poo Bah arrogance exposed again

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 getting $100k a year, and I’ve highlighted more than enough Poo Bahs whose “compensation” for ruling over a […] … learn more→

The amazing careers of the 1%

The amazing careers of the 1%

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 President or Chancellor or whoever ran an institution of higher education viewed himself as a steward: a guardian and […] … learn more→

Student criticizes BLM = death threats, expulsion

Student criticizes BLM = death threats, expulsion

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 party final exam weekend. That’s pretty much gone. Administration moved in, and the Student As Customer paradigm changed that. […] … learn more→

Tuition raise every year = Free cars for admin every year

Tuition raise every year = Free cars for admin every year

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 these frauds, because there are other issues in higher ed besides these questionable “cheap” […] … learn more→

New book on UNC scandal slams Admin. of course.

New book on UNC scandal slams Admin. of course.

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 education is run these days. So, it’s good when a book comes out and says what I […] … learn more→