A paragraph from a very strongly worded article in the Chronicle of Higher Ed on the importance of one of our top advocacy issues – shared governance:
Finally, governance at community colleges tends to flow top-down because of the pervasive nature of what I have called in previous columns the “13th grade” mentality. For some people, community colleges are not “real” colleges but rather occupy a place somewhere between a high school and a university—perhaps closer to the former than to the latter. Plenty of people in government, and even within the two-year institutions themselves, believe that community colleges should be run much like high schools, with strong, autocratic leaders and little or no input from the instructors.
Read the rest @ “A Song of Vice and Mire”