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Bureaucratic overspending at colleges draw ire of faculty

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A 2010 study by University of Arkansas education professor Jay Greene found that spending on administration has been outpacing funds for instruction and research at 198 leading U.S. research universities, the Huffington Post reports. This trend of bureaucratic overspending has drawn the ire of college students and faculty alike, including Purdue University professor and faculty senate chairman J. Paul Robinson, who is speaking out against the practice of “administrative bloat.” Bloomberg News reports that Purdue boasts a $313,000-a-year acting provost and six vice and associate vice provosts, among them a $198,000 chief diversity officer. The public Indiana U=university also employs 16 deans and 11 vice presidents, including a $253,000 marketing officer and a $433,000 business school chief…

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