• OneWSU Faculty Comment

    From a faculty member who wishes to stay anonymous

    The unilateral decision to execute the “white paper” for the OneWSU system is troubling on multiple levels. While administrative bloat is a trend in higher education (https://academeblog.org/2021/01/28/measures-of-administrative-bloat/), it remains supremely frustrating to not only see this trend magnified at WSU but in a fashion that directly diminishes the faculty voice. The feedback posted on this very same forum from the faculty highlighted the hasty fashion in which the OneWSU system was conceived. Instructional load discrepancies and mismatched research priorities across campuses establish the foundations for conflict when considering faculty for tenure and promotion. … » More …

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  • proliferation of senior administrative positions

    The new OneWSU org chart has 4 administrators with new “expanded” roles. It seems obvious that some or all of these will have to be duplicated in the future to separate their responsibilities. For example, certainly it would not seem appropriate for the VP for Research for the whole system to also be the Vice Chancellor of research for the Pullman campus. Overall this will lead to yet another new group of highly paid administrators just for the purpose of more efficient oversight? I would imagine that the Pullman Chancellor and Provost position will also get split in the near future, further increasing the amount … » More …

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