The professors association at the UniofSydney suggests “corporatised university businesses run by managers” get in the way of teaching and research (CMM yesterday). However the learned Peter Bentley (e-i-c of the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management) responds administrator numbers at UniSyd are up 41 per cent since 2001, Level A (the part-timer paygrade) academic numbers grew by 115 per cent and there are 89 per cent more top ranked ones. “Too many professors and casuals?,” he asks.
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