From the Times Higher, regarding the King’s situation– it’s now clear that all faculty in Arts and Humanities will have to re-apply for their jobs.
In light of the cuts, he queried why King’s went ahead with the £20 million purchase of the east wing of Somerset House in December 2009.
3 thoughts on “Yes, one wonders.”
Unbelievable!!!!! Buildings over faculty????!!!! Business management types running Universities is a very bad idea, to say the least. If I were a student I would certainly stay the heck away from there…..and if I were a top level academic (teaching and/or research) I would also want to stay the heck away from there.
I don’t mean to sound like a broken record, but Veblen went through this in The Higher Learning. Of course administrators prefer buildings over faculty: buildings are visible to the average person on the street.
If you read the comments to the article, there is an interesting comment @Gary 5 Feb, suggesting that it is a strategic move to propose cuts of very high profile and productive professors, such as the philosophers and the Professor of Palaeography (apparently the only such position in the world), to rally the public and stave off further cuts. Food for thought.
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