Skip to comments.UDC Asks for $4 Million to Finance Layoffs (DC area)
Posted on 11/26/2012 7:12:36 PM PST by FreeAtlanta
School plans to layoff 25 faculty and staff members
The University of the District of Columbia is asking the city for $4 million to pay for the severance packages of dozens of professors and staff members it wants to lay off.
UDC plans to lay off 25 faculty and staff members, and eliminate seven departments and two dozen majors. School officials say it's expensive to eliminate positions because of a strong union presence. The school already eliminated 30 positions.
A university spokesperson said the school expects the city to pay for the severance packages because the city ordered UDC to make the cuts.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said he is reluctant to give the university the money.
Only government can need to spend more money to lay people off than it saves
Yes, it is unreal how unions run the government from Fed to state, county to city. Heck when you see a GS 15’s name as head of the AFGE union for a VA hospital-it makes you wonder.
Rock, Meet Hard Place!!!
This is starting to happen in many “institutions of higher learning.” For me, reading this made my day. Time for the professors to go get meaningful jobs to find out what it’s like to work.
It is like a great big ponzi scheme.
Unfortunately, society is left holding the bag.
Time for professors to spend a full day in the classroom or office working with students. Time to end the grants for meaningless research studies into the sex lives of lesbian pole dancers in New Jersey strip clubs and put the professors in the classroom teaching which is what they are being aid for. Time to slash the administrative bureaucracies at colleges and universities. I’m sorry but every ethnic and racial group doesn’t need it’s own diversity dean.
I’ve stopped giving money to my alma mater because it wastes it on unneeded buildings, prestigious “name” professors that don’t teach classes, guest speakers who advocate the destruction of the country, and new sports facilities that sit empty 95% of the time. I’m sorry, but there is no good reason the football team can’t practice in the stadium where games are played.
The standard of living of the average American family is in decline. It is time for the social engineers of academia, whose theories created this misery, to share the pain.
Amazing.... they need a bailout to lay people off... lol.. only government spends more than it saves to cut costs
Translation? Well a GS 15 is equivalent to a two star general in pay. So, you imagine a two star general being the union head man at a VA hospital. The GS 15 is most likely a PHD shrink at the VAMC or the damn director. It is damn sick to me to have unions formed by federal workers.Perhaps you like it? Perhaps no?
Good point. I recall about three professors who actually had real world experience. The man who taught personnel management was actually a retired AF General plus he was head of a nuclear power plant. An older gentleman who taught marketing had owned a chain of men’s clothing stores. The third had been a very successful attorney before he taught Business Law. He had had a severe head injury.I wish more had had real world experience.
“Time for professors to spend a full day in the classroom or office working with students.”
To my everlasting shame I am an Engineering Graduate from UC Berkeley.
If it hadn’t been for the Indian grad students who functioned as teaching assistants, I would not have gotten my education. The only “notable” professor that actually taught undergraduate students was Dr. Edward Teller ( father of the H Bomb), and he taught Physics for non-physical science majors ( we called it sorority girl physics). The rest of them were too busy with their government funded research to actually do any teaching. I was there for the “free and “filthy” speech “movements. For the helicopters ( provided by Jerry the Fairy’s father) gassing the masses in Sproul Plaza and all the anti-Vietnam war protests. And I actually bought a lifetime membership in the alumni association. Which even to this day, is almost constantly fundraising for a place that, as Al Pacino stated in “ The Scent of a Woman” should have had a flamethrower taken to it fifty years ago! Where the professors make exorbitant salaries and the football coach takes home nearly $2 million a year! Yes, “higher education” is a “bubble” that needs to be broken, and the sooner the better.
In graduate business school in the 1970’s the best teachers were the adjunct retired businesspeople who could bring real world examples to the classroom. The Harvard PhD’s, who never spent a day inside a corporate office were clueless about what they were teaching. I’ve heard the same thing from today’s students.
For grins when I retired from the corporate world I talked to a top 20 business school about earning a PhD. I have an MBA, 35 years of experience in the corporate world as COO of a major company as well as several division president assignments. Plus I’ve sat on the board of directors of venture capital funded startups. I was told none of the real world experience would be applied to shorten the time required to earn the doctorate. I needed to go through the full 5 year program. Needless to say I rejected the opportunity and chose to consult part time in the private sector instead of teach.
Somehow it seems to me business administration should be taught by real world business leaders, not university trained academics. However, academics control the university system and the path to the well paying tenured positions ensuring the academics will mold the minds of today’s MBA’s instead of the people with the practical knowledge and experience.