Why does every university need a diversity administrator to follow best practices created by some other university’s diversity administrators?
While administrators with local authority but no truly local ideas multiply, faculty are pushed increase their enrollments or face the threat of MOOCs. This makes no sense.
Currently, hundreds, even thousands, of vice provosts and assistant deans attend the same meetings and undertake the same activities on campuses around the U.S. every day," he said. "Imagine the cost savings if one vice provost could make these decisions for hundreds of campuses.”
If this all sounds a bit like letting the ministry of magic ruin Hogwarts, think again:
… A "best practices" philosophy already leads administrators to blindly follow one another's leads in such realms as planning, staffing, personnel issues, campus diversity, branding and, curriculum planning. The MOOA, said Ginsberg, would take "best practices" a step further and utilize it to realize substantial cost savings.
Read the whole thing, entitled “Forget MOOCs – Let’s Use MOOA”
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