Thursday, December 05, 2002

Job requirements of a president

ColdSpringShops follows on Dave's post with an observation on what it would take to be president of a university:

...anyone who would apply for a university presidency and give as objectives (1) serious admission standards (2) applied on a consistent basis among populations (3) enforced by a faculty (4) on the tenure-track (5) with time for research and manageable class sizes (6) and limited assessment and committee duties (7) in order that tuitions reflect the benefits students receive yet (8) do not subsidize bureaucracies charged with special education, diversity boondoggles, big-time sports and lying to the alumni would likely not make the short list of candidates.