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Toss out abusive college administrators
USA Today, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds

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Posted By:Judy W., 4/24/2014 10:42:10 AM

Like most professors, I hate doing administrative work. And since somebody has to do it, universities have increasingly built up a corps of full-time administrators. That´s fine, but lately, the administrative class has grown too numerous and too heavy-handed. As colleges and universities increasingly face financial pressures, it´s time to rethink. Full-time administrators now outnumber full-time faculty. And when times get tough, schools have a disturbing tendency to shrink faculty numbers while keeping administrators on the payroll. Teaching gets done by low-paid, nontenured adjuncts, but nobody ever heard of an "adjunct administrator." But it´s not just the fat that is worrisome. It´s

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Reply 1 - Posted by: FLCracker, 4/24/2014 11:20:03 AM     (No. 9823050)

Hey, Professor! Welcome to The Bureaucracy!

What? You thought the people with their hands on the reins were going to cut THEIR jobs?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: harper, 4/24/2014 1:24:25 PM     (No. 9823274)

When in high school I used to wonder where all the teen aged witches would end up. Soon after joining a college I found out.

Deanlets and other assorted perches...the broom closet was constantly being enlarged, but it was never big enough.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hybernicus, 4/24/2014 3:01:00 PM     (No. 9823424)

While you´re at it, how about eliminating all of those degrees that are unemployable, such as gender studies.

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