March 8, 2008

Embarrassments and education politics

Does anyone else think that Florida state senators waited to criticize the university system's chancellor's bonus until they wanted to decapitate the Board of Governors? I am no fan of huge bonuses for academic administrators, but surely the legislators knew of this for several years, as they've known about large bonuses for university presidents (which they are not criticizing). For what it's worth, Mark Rosenberg is head and shoulders above every other SUS chancellor we've had in Florida. That doesn't mean bonuses of this size are a good idea, but his salary is still less than the salary of several major-sports coaches in Florida, and on principle academic administrators should be paid more than football coaches.

This is the second time this week when senators I normally think of as temperate have clearly lashed out at Rosenberg in personal ways.

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Posted in Education policy on March 8, 2008 9:05 AM |