Dominique, An interesting point. Cost figures are pretty straighforward. Salary figures. Do you have some thoughts about a metric for administrative “benefit?” Faculty “benefit” can be measured in terms of credit hour production, I suppose, but that strikes me as a pretty crude measure. I would say the same about grants applied for or obtained, etc. All in all, I think the most compelling point might be documenting the increase in total faculty costs vs. administrative costs as a function of headcount. What do you think? AGB]]>
We need to enlighten the public about administrative bloat.
We need to gather information about the cost/benefit ratio of administration versus the faculty and the staff supporting faculty tasks.
Only then can we as faculty move away from a defensive position and move the discussion to where it needs to go.
I realize that information gathering and analysis takes money — can some of the membership dues be used for this task?]]>