Skip to comments.Think Professors Are Liberal? Try School Administrators
Posted on 10/17/2018 10:31:48 AM PDT by DeweyCA
The ideological bent of those overseeing collegiate life is having the biggest impact on campus culture.
...participating in extracurricular organizations the ever growing ranks of administrators have the biggest influence on students and campus life across the country.
Today, many colleges and universities have moved to a model in which teaching and learning is seen as a 24/7 endeavor. Engagement with students is occurring as much if not more in residence halls and student centers as it is in classrooms. Schools have increased their hiring in areas such as residential life and student centers, offices of student life and success, and offices of inclusion and engagement.
Intrigued by this phenomenon, I recently surveyed a nationally representative sample of roughly 900 student-facing administrators those whose work concerns the quality and character of a students experience on campus. I found that liberal staff members outnumber their conservative counterparts by the astonishing ratio of 12-to-one. Only 6 percent of campus administrators identified as conservative to some degree, while 71 percent classified themselves as liberal or very liberal. Its no wonder so much of the nonacademic programming on college campuses is politically one-sided.
The 12-to-one ratio of liberal to conservative college administrators makes them the most left-leaning group on campus. In previous research, I found that academic faculty report a six-to-one ratio of liberal to conservative professors. Incoming first-year students, by contrast, reported less than a two-to-one ratio of liberals to conservatives, according to a 2016 finding by the Higher Education Research Institute. It appears that a fairly liberal student body is being taught by a very liberal professoriate and socialized by an incredibly liberal group of administrators.
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Many administration types have education degrees, which means they are stupid as well as arrogant and leftist, a fatal combination.
This from the Slimes??
I’m sure several Colleges now have a Dean of Safe Rooms.
Why is the NYT publishing this?
The NYT supports the leftist indoctrination in universities as well as the decline in learning and academic standards.
The NYT supports leftist censoring of free speech and free expression.
Why in the world are they publishing this study?
This is an NYT Op-Ed article from a conservative professor.
Administrators are teachers who really SUCK at teaching.
But the union won’t let you fire them, so they get moved into do-nothing jobs as administrators.
Diversity: People who look different but think alike.
The progressives worm their way into the administration top jobs, then run off the Conservatives and hire Liberal professors. They have also done that in the el/hi system which is why you see articles about schools making students learn the five pillars of Islam. Obama did the same thing to the Military,ie ran off a lot of Conservative Generals and replaced them with general in tune to a more “diversified “ military. The Islamist have also picked up on this as evidenced of what has happened in London and what is Happening in Minnesota and Michigan.
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