Rationalization of Higher Education

  title={Rationalization of Higher Education},
  author={Tressie McMillan Cottom and Gaye Tuchman},
Since roughly 1980, the rationalization of higher education has been escalating. That is, means-end schema and bureaucratic organization have become ever more dominant as the authority over academic matters has been shifting from the professoriate to managers who in the mid-twentieth century had been mainly responsible for economic affairs and “making things run.” At many research universities today, the administrative sector has grown so large that the budget devoted to administrative salaries… 
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