What administrators really think about faculty

August 5, 2008

A new US survey found the majority of college administrators believe faculty members should be more involved in campus operation, yet also fault professors for lacking knowledge in governance. One common complaint is the ignorance on faculty's part in understanding the complexity of running a university. Another grievance is faculty are more concerned with matters relating to their own disciplines than with envisioning institutions as a whole. Administrators also cited the issue of faculty resistance to change. The report found both faculty and administration believe the other side holds the power. Insider Higher Ed