“U. of Missouri System to Redirect $20 Million in Administrative Costs to Academic Programs,” reports The Chronicle of Higher Education (requires a log-in).
What? A public higher-education system not thinking of new ways to raise administrative costs, pay chancellors and their minions more, increase travel spending, float more golden parachutes?
Such cost-cutting is long overdue. It should be accompanied by a rigorous review of faculty teaching and research performance and productivity, with an eye to achieving savings in these areas.