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  • #16
    Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
    "Full professors at public doctoral institutions made $126,981 in salary in the 2013-2014 academic year, and instructors at those schools made $50,032."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...ade-last-year/
    First of all, we could have a fine little rant about how biased the Washington Post is, and has always been, but I think we have all heard it before.

    First of all, what is an "instructor"? a Junior teacher? A Graduate student just joining the work force? 50k a year seems pretty good compensation for somebody just starting off down that career path.

    And 126k per year, on the average, that ain't bad at all, especially when you consider how the upper tier are likly to be racking it in.
    And how about the Admin half of the salaried crew?

    But the article points at Sports, and how that's been zooming up.
    Okay, lets talk about that-
    How much revenue is that generating for the ol' "Higher Learning" establishment?
    I'm willing to bet that its tremendous.

    Hell, lets go with that, and mandate that any College of any kind receiving Govt money has to eliminate its entire Sports program.
    Period.
    I'd back that.
    Lets see exactly how much money that saves them.
    "Why is the Rum gone?"

    -Captain Jack

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    • #17
      Originally posted by The Exorcist View Post
      Hell, lets go with that, and mandate that any College of any kind receiving Govt money has to eliminate its entire Sports program.
      Period.
      I'd back that.
      Lets see exactly how much money that saves them.
      Interesting. Considering you have coaches with seven-figure contracts coaching unpaid student athletes, there's a lot of potential there.
      Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Trailboss49 View Post
        Most of the colleges in financial dumps are private liberal arts colleges. Gosh, not getting a good enough job to pay off your student loan with a major in art history, who'd have thunk it?
        Not true, the top end liberal arts colleges are filling their enrollment accepting only 10% of their applicants. Many actually make it an open point they do not teach any skills useful for employment and expect most graduates to go on to graduate school before entering the workforce.

        The difference between true colleges and trade schools has become very muddy of late. Trade schools teach you job skills most of which will be out of date in 5 to 10 years.
        Boston Strong!

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        • #19
          Urm do any of you know about UCSC's $30k dog run? Turns out the Chancellor demanded a dog run for her two collies...

          The UC system did not initially reveal it had also hired her partner, Kalonji, to a newly created position in the UC Office of the President that paid a $192,000 annual salary, which angered employee unions. Kalonji, an engineering professor, came with Denton from the University of Washington. Then Denton's name surfaced in a UC executive compensation scandal because she received benefits that weren't disclosed. The openly gay leader came under fire for adding a $30,000 dog run as part of $600,000 in renovations to the chancellor's home on the UC campus.
          - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mer....plpsdjHM.dpuf
          Credo quia absurdum.


          Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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