Wednesday, February 12, 2014

"“In no other industry would overhead costs be allowed to grow at this rate—executives would lose their jobs,” analysts at the financial management firm Bain & Company wrote in a 2012 white paper for its clients and others about administrative spending in higher education."

-- see:
New Analysis Shows Problematic Boom In Higher Ed Administrators
New England Center for Investigative Reporting | by Jon Marcus

Universities and university associations blame the increased hiring on such things as government regulations and demands from students and their families—including students who arrive unprepared for college-level work—for such services as remedial education, advising, and mental-health counseling.

“All of those things pile up, and contribute to this increase,” said Dan King, president of the American Association of University Administrators.

“I think there’s legitimate criticism” of the growth in hiring of administrators and other nonacademic employees, said King. “At the same time, you can’t lay all of the responsibility for that on the universities.”

(the people who do front line support for remedial ed, advising, mental health are not part of the SMG or senior admin six figure salary group - or, at Cal or UC are they? so...)

and see Op Ex's Bain Brief from 2012:
The Financially Sustainable University

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