Books - Mission Creep - Administrative Glut - NYTimes.com
In 1976, for every 1,000 full-time students, there were 42 professional administrative staff members, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. By 2008, the most recent year available, there were 84. At the same time, the number of full-time faculty members for every 1,000 students has declined, from 65 to 55, due to the greater use of adjuncts and teaching assistants.
While fewer undergraduates are being taught by full-time professors, the number of administrators keeps growing.
So say political scientist Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus. And they are right.