Two links of interest:
- “Report concludes McGill is using strikebreakers,” Academica Group (28 Sept./11).
- “Meddle Management: Professors once ran university affairs largely by themselves. Now they are at the mercy of proliferating ‘dean lets,'” Carl Elliot, The Wall Street Journal (2 Sept./11): review of Benjamin Ginsberg’s The Fall of the Faculty: the rise of the all-administrative university and why it matters (OUP, 2011):
Mr. Ginsberg argues that universities have degenerated into poorly managed pseudo-corporations controlled by bureaucrats so far removed from research and teaching that they have barely any idea what these activities involve.
Lucky we don’t have that here.