Administrative Bloat

Administrative Bloat

Universities and colleges across the U.S. have increased the hiring of administrators at a rate that vastly outpaces increases in enrollment and faculty hiring, even during times or purported belt-tightening.

Massachusetts cuts vacation, payout perks for college presidents

Public university employees will no longer be able to carry over unlimited unused sick time under a new policy approved by the state education board.

Lawmaker calls for investigation into university perks

In response to a NECIR investigation, a Massachusetts legislator called benefits “unsustainable and irresponsible.”

How a perks binge sweetens the pay of Massachusetts college chiefs

Presidents and other top administrators at public universities in Massachusetts schools are provided houses, cars, free tuition for their children, paid-for dues at country clubs and other perks. Some are eligible for generous annual bonuses, based on meeting performance goals the public can’t see.

What presidents at Massachusetts public colleges get

Presidents and other top administrators at public universities in Massachusetts schools are provided houses, cars, free tuition for their children, paid-for dues at country clubs and other perks

Acclaimed Olin College bleeds red ink in microcosm of college cost...

This story is part of a series on the rising costs of college NEEDHAM – Olin College, with its sleek, glass-walled buildings around a peaceful...

New analysis shows problematic boom in higher ed administrators

The number of non-academic administrative and professional employees at U.S. colleges and universities has more than doubled in the last 25 years, vastly outpacing the growth in the number of students or faculty, according to an analysis of federal figures.

State Moves to Tie Financial Aid to Higher Graduation Rates

Massachusetts spent $86.9 million on grants and scholarships and $40.2 million on no-interest loans, tuition waivers and other aid in the 2009-2010 academic year, the last period for which the figures are available, according to the National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs.