Local News Reporting on Administrative Bloat—from Oklahoma!

ACADEME BLOG

The focus on the disparity between the administrative and instructional staffing and compensation is becoming more local.

These are the opening paragraphs of the third article in a four-article series in the Norman Transcript comparing the credentials and the compensation of administrators and faculty at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma:

“In today’s competitive workforce, the pressure to obtain a bachelor’s degree is greater than ever, but most people believe they’ll need an even more advanced degree to land a high-paying job.

“University professors nearly always aspire to doctoral degrees. But paradoxically, they often earn less than campus administrators with vague job descriptions, and with far fewer credentials and less tenure than the educators themselves.

“According to data obtained from the state of Oklahoma website OpenBooks, the average annual salary for an administrator at Northeastern State University is $72,750, which excludes additional pay for teaching or other benefits.

“American School Search…

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