Note: This makes for an interesting pairing with the previous post. It does not take too flexible a mind to think of expanding admin ranks as effectively reducing the work load in those precincts. General pattern is clear: when duties expand, in some areas workforce expands, in others workload.
“One of the consistent things we heard [in Strategic Planning sessions] was that people felt a need for time in order to do what they considered to be the professional minimum… Not only are people doing more work in order to deliver excellent instruction, but some of them are plausibly close to the line where they can’t do that. If we’re so close to the edge, then that’s something to take seriously.”
”most of us are scrambling” “running on fumes” “long-term sustainability of the teacher-scholar” “creep of time commitments” “acceleration of change and an expansion of how we learn”“subtle, fundamental, and inevitable shift in professors’ job descriptions” “intensification of professor responsibilities”