Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Higher Ed Costs

The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much -

...By contrast, a major factor driving increasing costs is the constant expansion of university administration. According to the Department of Education data, administrative positions at colleges and universities grew by 60 percent between 1993 and 2009, which Bloomberg reported was 10 times the rate of growth of tenured faculty positions...
My colleagues and I have been screaming about this since the early 80's when it started-- managers and bean counters became vastly more important than faculty and without elected school boards to rein them in, the crooks ran wild. Cronyism, sexual problems, and good old fashioned corruption rose like a cancerous boil and it continues because the powers are totally unbalanced. A simple fix is to use the Medieval university model wherein the faculty hired the administrators not the other way around.

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