Hello, My name is Tom Mason.
Serving in higher education as a professor, department chair, director, and dean has provided useful insights into the workings of the academic side of higher education. (I leave the business side to the accountants, though I have managed many budgets.)
Today's higher education institutions often become machine bureaucracies; where feeding the machine with student tuition might sometimes seem to supersede the focus on learning. I believe higher education should be a professional bureaucracy; where professionals, who directly serve the clients, are the institution's most important asset. In hospitals, the professionals are doctors and nurses. In higher education, they are professors and deans.
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