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College Administrators

When Did Colleges Become Country Clubs?

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.14.2016 | Home
Peter Mandel

This is a time of year when colleges lure alumni and parents back for homecoming and family weekends. In the midst of so much that looks new, it's har...

When a College Chancellor Supports Her Students

Junius Williams | Posted 12.06.2016 | Home
Junius Williams

Within the last few weeks, colleges all over the country have erupted in protest. Most of them were in solidarity with the concept "Black Lives Matter," and reflect the growing awareness of students of all races and nationalities that they can't be free until black victims of police violence are free to walk the streets of America without fear of arrest, or death by excessive force.

'It's A Lie. It's A Lie. It's A Lie'

New England Center for Investigative Reporting | Jon Marcus | Posted 02.06.2014 | Home

The number of non-academic administrative and professional employees at U.S. colleges and universities has more than doubled in the last 25 years, vas...

A Culture of Openness

Gary A. Olson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Gary A. Olson

A dean once told me that she routinely conceals each departmental budget from the other units in her college because she fears that revealing the numbers would lead to widespread discontent.

Raising the Strategic Altitude of Higher Education Leaders

Rick Mann, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2013 | Home
Rick Mann, Ph.D.

Serving as a college administrator for the last dozen years, the challenging issues that we face seem to grow every year. Not only do the issues grow in complexity, they grow in strategic altitude.

Hiring Spree Fattens College Bureaucracy And Tuition

Wall Street Journal | Posted 12.31.2012 | Home

MINNEAPOLIS—When Eric Kaler became president of the University of Minnesota last year, he pledged to curb soaring tuition by cutting administrative ...

The " Untouchables" of American Higher Education

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pablo Eisenberg

American universities and colleges are riddled with a caste system that violates our societal sense of fairness, justice, and decency. Contingent teachers (or adjuncts) are the "untouchables" of our college system.

Higher Education Will Struggle Through the Recession

Brian Farkas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Farkas

Writing separate but nearly identical letters to their respective communities, countless college presidents across the county have recently admitted: "We're out of money."