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Old 09-06-2011, 01:51 AM
Stapler Malone Stapler Malone is offline
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Default Re: The Faculty (Benjamin Ginsberg & Naomi Schaefer Riley)

Interesting what low regard Prof. Ginsberg holds for the people who mail his paychecks, manage his health care, stock his textbooks, recruit his customers, disburse scholarships to subsidize his sales, and maintain his office in that ivory skyscraper he seems to be recording a Bloggingheads from in the middle of the afternoon on a workday. Buncha parasites.

And yet:
Most college and university administrators have a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in their field of academic interest. Academic deans need a Ph.D. and many years of experience in their field. Lower-level administrators, such as financial aid administrators or registrars, usually have at least a master's degree. Smaller schools may hire administrators who have only a bachelor's degree. Some administrators have a degree in higher education administration.
So administrators are very highly-educated (read: purchase lots of Prof. Ginsberg's services), but they are idiots. All of them. Should be summarily fired because Prof Ginsberg considers them bad at their jobs, which are unworthy careers anyway. Of course he knows best how they should do their jobs, because he has been in a single non-administrative profession for the past 45 years. This is why dentists always give the best accounting advice.

But tenure needs to exist because academics "work hard," unlike everyone else who is lazy and undeserving. This is how it's possible for a political scientist to find the time to write a whole book of preening self-regard about how awful it is to coexist with the unwashed & untenured and how venal everyone around him is. Grand.

Whose fault could it be that administrators are so insufferably stupid?

Last edited by Stapler Malone; 09-06-2011 at 11:43 AM..
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