Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"the number of full-time faculty and staff members per professional or managerial administrator has declined 40 percent, to around 2.5 to 1. Full-time faculty members also lost ground to part-time instructors (who now compose half of the instructional staff at most types of colleges), particularly at public master’s and bachelor’s institutions. And the kicker: You can’t blame faculty salaries for the rise in tuition. "

see CHE: Administrator Hiring Drove 28% Boom in Higher-Ed Work Force, Report Says it is a piece on the Delta Cost Project Report:
Labor Intensive or Labor Expensive Changing Staffing and Compensation Patterns in Higher Education
see UCLA Fac Blog on the new Legislative Analyst's Office Report:
But in fact the tradition - such as it is - has been to forget about tradition and cut the budget during state budget crises, in the knowledge that UC and CSU can raise tuition. Indeed, as the chart above indicates, these traditional deviations from tradition dominate tuition decisions.

The LAO is uncomfortable with the habit of the governor of just proposing dollar increases not linked to enrollment and then extracting some promises from the university to do this or that, e.g., to spend $10 million on online education.

It might be noted that since LAO chose to lump UC and CSU together, it might have discussed a sore point namely the fact that CSU, as a part of CalPERS, gets its pension costs taken care of by the state whereas the state likes to stand aloof from the UC pension and its costs.

the LAO Report titled: "A Review Of State Budgetary Practices for UC and CSU"

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