Statistics show that Asians (including Pacific Islanders) are underrepresented when it comes to administrative positions in higher ed. This Chronicle post conveys the disturbing news. Will this lead to an immediate response from the higher-ed establishment, seeking to eliminate this distressing gap? Do we not need to study this social inequity to find its causes? If this were some other group, we know there probably would be lots of hysteria over the data.
Why aren’t there more Asians — a proper representation — among higher-ed administrators? I would guess that most of them prefer actual academic work to the life of an administrator.