Saturday, June 21, 2014
Those who can't teach, administer
Do we really need administrators? Universities can't get by with just instructors--granted. We definitely need non-academic workers. We especially need secretaries. They're the ones that make universities, firms and other organizations run. I'm prejudiced here: I used to be one. And we need people to do IT, to help with our computer miseries. And we need people to maintain parking and security, to do catering and food services, and to maintain the grounds and buildings. And they should be paid a lot more.
But do we need administrators--paid at 4 times the salary of full professors? And 10 times the salary of secretaries?