Aj McGhie 1
October 17, 2012
In the article “Faculty Salaries Affect Higher College Costs, The Rising Cost of College. John O. Edwards discusses the issue of teachers’ salaries being one of the main reasons for the rise of college tuition. And I totally agree with his assumption because all colleges try to do is find more ways to increase their enrollment and access to extra cash. After reading this article I now think I have a firm understanding of how these institutions operate today and intend to elaborate on it.
The first thing that I recognized was that the people bringing in the highest salaries were the ...view middle of the document...
Not even noticing that the debt is being piled on them considerably. Most students think that since they are quote on quote “covered “, by the federal government little to no reimbursement is required. Unfortunately, it is just a tricky way of the government silently gaining leverage on students.
Another piece of information that stood out to me was the administration salaries because the article informed me that some college administrators pull down $1 million salaries, with a recent College and University Professional Association for Human Resources survey of presidents of four-year public and private colleges discovering that many of them enjoy pay and compensation packages of at least $500,000 (para 9). But, very little was said about why this was but I figured that since they are the people hiring all these special teachers and hiking up tuitions. That it would only be right that they keep their salaries increasing as well. However, this is a big mistake on their part because they keep watering the wrong trees. More money needs to be invested in the quality of education being received not the ego of the teacher
Finally, colleges are battling back by hiring part-time instructors they are now starting to realize that they are more down-to-earth and more involved in interacting with the students. While on the other hand, those top notch professors tend to try to avoid contact with students. So this causes student to feel as though they have no one to lean on and begin to keep silent when...