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More Bureaucracy, Less Learning at UAS
By Robert D. Warner


January 22, 2007

Dear Viewpoints Editor:

According to a recent national post-secondary education study, Alaska has the lowest percentage of young adults attending universities, community colleges, and technical training centers. Only 28 percent of Alaskans ages 18 to 24 are enrolled or have attended any type of education after high school. Over half of the Alaska students going college leave the state for their education.

UAS Ketchikan Campus is advertising to hire a new "Assistant Director of Work Force Development" at a salary level beyond the limits of most faculty positions. The lengthy job description includes a laundry list of administrative tasks, but no mention of any teaching or instruction duties.

Why does Ketchikan Campus need so many current administrators? Why should we continue to hire more administrators with so few students to serve? It seems like the only workforce being developed at the Ketchikan Campus these days is its own!

Robert D. Warner
Ketchikan, AK

Received January 21, 2007 - Published January 22, 2007

About:"Thirty five year resident of Ketchikan and retired UAS Ketchikan faculty."





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