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Category Archives: budget crises

Asking Administrators to Do the Right Thing in the Midst of a Fiscal Crisis

The University of Alaska (UA) faces a $26M budget deficit. Jobs have been cut, departments are being downsized, and departing faculty are being replaced by adjuncts who earn poverty wages … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mitch Daniels, “Re-Inventor” of American Higher Education

On August 10, the Chicago Tribune has published an editorial titled “How Purdue Is Re-Inventing the American University.” No author is identified. The article title is both misleading and hyperbolic. It … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Limits on Financial Aid Tied to Tuition in North Carolina

The Far-Right in North Carolina has received much national attention for passing blatantly anti-progressive legislation–most notably, more restrictive voting laws and dramatic reductions in funding for social safety-net programs. But, … Continue reading

August 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Higher Ed Needs More Cash, Not More Catchwords

By Susan Gubernat The following op-ed piece appeared in the July 25 issue of the Sacramento Bee.  Susan Gubernat, is Professor of English at California State University, East Bay, and … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Our Internal and Public Messaging about Administrative Bloat

Bonuses, both for performance and longevity, have become commonplace for higher-ed administrators at both public and private institutions. Indeed, these bonuses have become so commonplace that they now generally go … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

World Cup: American Education 0

I did not watch the World Cup soccer game between Brazil and Germany, but I have been unable to escape the media coverage of the 7-1 “record-setting” football event, including … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

More on the situation at Northern New Mexico.

A few hours ago, Aaron posted a story about the situation at Northern New Mexico College.  I’m told that this is a blog written by Northern New Mexico faculty.  Here are … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

So Everything That We Have Read and Heard Is Wrong?

Writing for the New York Times (June 24, 2014), in a column titled “The Reality of Student Debt Is Different than the Cliches,” David Leonhardt reviews a recent study released … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Administrative Bloat as It Is Reflected in Presidential Compensation: 2013 Ohio Edition

Although the increases in the compensation by college and university presidents represent a negligible percentage of their institutions’ budgets, they do very clearly set a baseline for the compensation received … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Clean-Up and Special on Aisle 9

An article with the attention-grabbing headline of “Home Depot, The Place to Go for Toilet Paper?” in Friday’s issue of The Wall Street Journal made some interesting points about how to … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · Leave a comment
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