Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Coming Crash: Liberal Arts in the Age of Educational Globalism

Our universities are becoming global corporations in desperate search of new markets and in this atmosphere, faculty members in the humanities and the arts become something between an anachronism and an annoyance to ambitious administrators and bottom line conscious boards of trustees. While we flail in impotent rage at the proliferation of administrators and the huge expenditures on facilities and sports programs, the institutions that claim to be driven by practicality sink themselves deeper and deeper into a fiscal hole. it is only a matter of time before higher ed crashes the way the housing market did. And it won't be the fault of faculty, whose salaries are the least of the reasons these institutions have gone into debt and raise tuitions to unsustainable levels

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