Greed is a terrible thing. But getting public subsidies so students can be charged more and more . . . well, that’s not so bad.
Let’s see, what are the qualifications for a good college president? These academic mice provide the search committee’s perspective.
Colleges have varying policies on faculty dating their students. Among the faculty, there’s a strong shared understanding that dating a current student is just plain wrong. And yet there’s a problem: some faculty are willing to cross that line. In this strip the academic mice show how flexible an anti-dating policy can be.
Most colleges and universities have a special role for parents, a role the academic mice celebrate in this cartoon.
In what other business can you be a hero by over-pricing your service and then offering discounts? The key is to call the discounts “scholarships.” Then you’re a hero.
Some administrators would prefer to run education like a business — but only when it suits their purposes, such as getting faculty to provide more uncompensated duty. When it comes to other practices, such as firing managers who produce nothing, they are not so enthusiastic.