Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Curse of managerialism update

Managerialism (see my the curse of managerialism post) is not only a problem at Australian universities, it also infects US higher education:
Over the last 25 years the number of administrative employees at U.S. colleges and universities more than doubled, according to a joint study by the New England Center of Investigative Reporting and the American Institutes for Research. The ratio of nonacademic positions to faculty positions doubled at both public and private institutions. Overall, the industry has added an average of 87 administrative positions per day, a rate has scarcely slowed since the economic downturn, despite tuition increases.

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