The only way to end administrative bloat, then, is to cut off its sources of funding. Students, parents, states, and the federal government must reward efficiency and real academic activity on campus, not ever-growing administrative activity.

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Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation

An Army of Low-Level Administrators

In 2010, Jay P. Greene released an eye-opening report, “Administrative Bloat at American Universities: The Real Reason for High Costs in Higher Education.” He wrote: “Between 1993 and 2007, the number of full-time administrators per 100 students at America’s leading universities grew by 39 percent, while the number of employees engaged in teaching, research or […]

Challenging the ‘Bias Response Teams’ at the University of Michigan

In the potpourri of college censorship that poisons free speech on campus, some ingredients have innocuous titles: Free Speech Zones, Safe Spaces, and Bias Response Teams. None of these elements are what they purport to be, nor do they promote free expression. Free Speech Zones limit where and when students can demonstrate or distribute literature. […]

Six Ideas to De-Politicize the American Campus

  (From jamesgmartin.center): State legislatures are enacting laws that guarantee free speech and freedom of association, a wide variety of organizations have emerged to combat politicization, and campus goings-on are coming under greater public scrutiny. . . . [I]t certainly can’t hurt to keep the pressure on to restore open dialogue and the pursuit of truth. […]

How For-Profit Universities’ Conversion To Nonprofits Will Up-End Higher Education

(From thefederalist.com): By John Carroll Just when it seemed the war between traditional, nonprofit universities and for-profit universities had ended in a decisive victory for the former, public and private nonprofit universities face a new threat from for-profit colleges.  As online education becomes the new norm in higher education, the two sectors are converging.  CONTINUE READING HERE

Count the Beans

By Mark Bauerlein Insidehighered.com had a story recently on racist patters of citation in academic research. The title is “The Racial Politics of Citation,” and the subtitle explains, “The lack of citations of scholars of color furthers racial dominance and forecloses potentially valuable areas of intellectual inquiry, argues Victor Ray.” Ray is a professor of […]

When a University Experiences True Hate Speech

By George Leef We hear so much these days about “hate speech” on campus that it’s almost a shock to find the real thing. Leftists have taken to calling almost any argument against their belief system “hate speech” such that, for example, Christina Hoff Sommers is denounced for hate speech because she does not agree […]

Yes, STEM majors earn more

We all know the conventional wisdom: STEM majors earn more than humanities and liberal arts majors. Year after year, parents and pundits exhort students to choose practical majors so they can get good jobs, pay off their student loans, and prosper in a modern economy. But how much truth is there in the conventional wisdom? […]