The Coming Assault on Beadledom

Glenn Ricketts

That’s the title of this review over at Phi Beta Cons by NAS board member Thomas Lindsay.

It assesses The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why it Matters, a new book by Benjamin Ginsberg also reviewed last August by Peter Wood at this site.

What catches Lindsay’s eye is the role of administrative expansion in driving up the costs of higher education, as layer upon layer of managerial types continue to proliferate, even in times of budgetary shortfalls.

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