Higher cost of higher education
Re: Tuition hike ‘worst attack on students in 20 years’ (Oct. 26)
U of M was very top-heavy with administrative staff and dozens of professors emeritus back in the day when I was an undergraduate. As far as I can make out, this situation has worsened in the period since. Instead of making the students pay for bureaucratic sin, why not do the reverse?
@user-7211019: The explosion in “administrative support” is in student support areas including mental health, accommodations, anxiety management, student life, career planning, recruitment. This is the same as universities across the western hemisphere. Students come from high school expecting to be “supported” and their parents expect them to be supported. Students will be/are paying for “in loco parentis.” Maybe if they showed some independence and competence