More Bureaucracy, Less Learning
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
Received January 21, 2007 - Published January 22, 2007
About:"Thirty five year
resident of Ketchikan and retired UAS Ketchikan faculty."
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