Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Educational consulting 

I need a new consulting gig. A couple of weeks ago two fellows come through SCSU to discuss reorganization. Three days, one letter, three Microsoft charts, pay day. Very nice. I just found their rough draft.

Seriously, this reduces a bunch of administration in the academic side, but does not address the administrative side at all. (Here's our current organizational structure. Where's the rest of the organization in the consultant reports? They didn't touch them.) The collapsing of three colleges into one undoes a split we made in the mid-1980s. Actually, proposal two does nothing more than this. Given the large increase in the number of associate deans required to work with these larger academic units, cost savings is minimal. What it does, however, is threaten the deans on campus, a recurring theme with this president.