Monday, July 01, 2013
Fast, Furious, and Fenway
Happy Fourth. The blog will be back on Monday, July 8.
Lest you think that I hate all administrators, a professor whom I deeply respect from my student days is now an administrator. Since I happen to hate his administrative counterpart at my institution, I want to enroll in his MOOA so that I can have him instead of his evil counterpart.
"It’s a cute idea if you think that TEACHING is mostly about DELIVERING INFORMATION. If you understand that it’s mostly about implementation in a complex and always changing environment, though, it’s just silly. "
Thank you for the postcard from the bubble.
Wish I had thought of MOOA myself, now I will never be rich.
Agree with Stephen Karlson. 80% of the ideas proposed by administrations is a reflection of their google inquiries.
Anon @5:25 said it better than I could, but I will add that I was driving past a college in a distant state that was using a "sense of place" display scheme identical to ours.
How much will the DOMA ruling help? I'm still unclear if someone married in Mass can file jointly when living in NC. Your offer of spousal health benefits has to be tested against lower state taxes and availability of national health insurance.
Update on loans:
Are you sure you know who takes out loans? I am visiting a state that isn't Mass or my home state and read an article that contained facts. Top Stafford loan was a very small private college, but the next two were the state flagships. Yes, there is a proprietary in there, but the "nothing special" privates borrow less than kids at Nothing Special State. Sadly, no data for CCs.
Ok, the Joke Line blog was fun as a trainwreck.
Anyways, Baumol's cost disease, remove the credit hour, abolish tenure, notice a Class Warfare tree but steadfastly refuse to acknowledge that there is a forest, and there we go!
I'm sure DD is an excellent administrator, for the reason listed above -- you don't need a "vision" to put people on lifeboats as the boat is sinking. You just need to keep putting people on lifeboats. So if one has a silly vision, that's irrelevant if one is good at maintaining calm and setting up queues.