Spending more for less | percent, time, students - Opinion - The Orange County Register
brings up a key statistic: "there are fewer than 13 students per full-time administrator at the top public universities." This doesn't include part-time administrative staff, who are there to take the load from those administrators who lose track of their 13 students.
Oh, but what about teachers? Aren't they important? Well, according to this report (PDF), staff is where the action is at.
We shouldn't worry about teachers. After all, only the Associate and Full Professors have a big salary, and it's for writing obscure articles in self-published journals to promote themselves to their colleagues, not for teaching. We have graduate students for that.
Obviously, the poor, beleaguered administrators need all the help they can get.
Pesky students. Why are they always underfoot, anyway?