Category Archives: Disillusionment in Higher Education

Academic Presidents Want to See Their Names in Lights

Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Spent on Frivolous Buildings Egocentric Presidents, Provosts, Deans and other bureaucrats long to have their names splattered all over a building on a campus.  It is a kind of immortality or everlasting life. “They won’t … Continue reading

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Academic Deans are Ruining the Future of our Students

Anatomy of Academic Deans –Power Addicts Courage and greatness eludes them! Petty concerns fill their days. Their hollow spines and hearts follow the whims of others. The mind-baffling reasons for attempting to change and grow the lives of students is … Continue reading

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Malala is Correct! Children need an Education!

Education is a Key to a Better Life! Malala Yousafzai, the very young winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize has reminded me of how important an education is for all of us.  Anita Price Davis and I are updating our book … Continue reading

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Study Abroad Programs Can Place Faculty and Students at Risk

Stories from the the Front Lines During my last job as a professor, I took students to Ireland, China (Hong Kong), Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, and a cruise to Alaska.  All of the trips were in conjunction with classes I … Continue reading

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Greedy Universities Promote “Open” Admissions

Open Admissions Harms Everyone at the University These days almost everything is measured by the “almighty” dollar.  Money is always the first value when considering health, children, war, epidemics, development of drugs to save people, and more.  It seems as … Continue reading

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Misogynists in the President’s Office

Misogynist Politics Take Down Strong and Competent Female Leaders There are a lot of stories to tell on this subject. The recent public issues with misogynism in the video-gaming industry are just the tip of the iceberg.   In my career … Continue reading

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Will the Creative and Imaginative Faculty Please Raise a Hand!

Faculty Drones are Easy to Spot! Faculty bear the brunt of incompetent and power-hungry bureaucrats, and many of their strategies for survival are a direct reaction to the abuse and overloads they are assigned.  In my several decades of teaching … Continue reading

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Sexist Politics in the Academy

Females are Bullied, Marginalized, and Devalued in the Academy At my former institutions sexist politics was the name of the game for the males– both bureaucrats and faculty –on campus.  It took many forms and often it was very effective … Continue reading

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Educators who March into Hell!

    Faculty! Beware of Idealism and Altruism! They could ruin your life! Manipulative bureaucrats often dupe faculty because they understand how dedicated faculty are to students and to their disciplines. The lyrics of “The Impossible Dream” from The Man … Continue reading

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