Archive for Thursday, May 20, 2004

Lost academics

May 20, 2004


To the editor:

The sorry state of faculty morale, as reported in the Saturday Column of the Lawrence Journal-World for May 15, should surprise no one who cares about Kansas University. When an institution becomes overadministered by endless numbers of vice chancellors, associate vice chancellors and assistant vice chancellors and their counterparts in every school of the university, "real" faculty are more and more removed from the supposed rationale for their essential commitments. As a seemingly overweening and ever-expanding bureaucracy becomes obsessed by athletics and by "images," what happens to the academic purpose of a university?

Grant K. Goodman,


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