The Changing of the Guard
The Political Economy of Administrative Bloat in American Higher Education
Originally published in Unprofitable Schooling
Most economies advance by simultaneously decreasing costs and increasing quality. Unfortunately, when it comes to higher education, this has been turned on its head. Costs keep rising while quality declines. How has this happened? What can be done?
This chapter addresss part of this puzzle by examining the administrative bloat in American higher education.