What I Worry About

In this time of great challenges for higher education, the thing that worries me is:

Overconfident college and university leaders who

  • do nothing, or
  • do wrong things that result in bad outcomes for people (e.g. students, staff, faculty, etc.),

due to

  • guessing at the causes of problems,
  • using conventional problem-solving methods (budget cuts), and
  • succumb to confirmation bias (i.e. everyone else is doing it)



  • ceding control of policy and
  • resulting in new but ineffective practices.

That is not leadership.

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