Thursday, September 30, 2010
Just a few questions
While I hate to interrupt anything as intellectual as the art show Mr. Bloggie is running, I do have a few questions about the reorganization. We've just heard that a little over 7 million is going to disappear from this year's budget. Given that 2012 is supposed to resemble the great depression, I have a few questions. First, why reorganize and add bureaucrats who don't teach? It all sounds rather costly to me. Second, think of the expense for new stationary. There will be new stuff for the various colleges, schools, programs and departments. Third, how does any of this help our students? As you all know I hate to be the wet blanket at the party, but this is beginning to sound just a touch expensive at a time when we supposedly have a shrinking pool of cash. Finally, there is the law of unintended consequences. In any reorganization there will be unintended expenses. We have no real idea if this will increase the number of students, the quality of the faculty, and outside funding. Or, it might just confuse prospective students.