Wednesday, July 27, 2016

These Are Real People: The Human Cost of Our Administrative Folly

Just a few minutes ago, I received an e-mail from one of the students who graduated from our program this year. He addressed it to me and 10 other persons and he thanked us all for what we did for him, an extremely nice gesture. Then I looked at all the addressees and noticed that of the 11 persons to whom the e-mail went, 5 are no longer here. At least 3 of these 5 have been laid off. Of course, almost all of the high-priced, worthless administrators who put us in this position remain safely ensconced in their jobs and are continuing to damage the university. We keep the excess baggage while we jettison the people who really make a difference in our students' lives. Despicable.

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