Thursday, December 19, 2002

Teaching difference not tolerance

A colleague passes along this article titled "Dartmouth Does Diversity", discussing the problems of teaching about race at an Ivy League institution and the silliness of how it's reported in the New York Times. ColdSpringShops picks up the thought nicely as well from a discussion on EduBloggaMama Joanne Jacobs' page:

San Diego State hired a dean of students, after leaving the job vacant for years, and now needs an assistant dean of students. The new Cross Cultural Center needs a director, who'll get $3,457 to $4,672 per month. The director of Diversity and Equity can expect $95,000 to $110,000 a year. Associate director of Advising and Evaluations pays $4,801 a month.

It has occurred to me that the students are simply the host animal for a parasitic administration.

Many of the non-teaching jobs involve counseling students, which seems to be a major growth industry on campus.